Fractions
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Definition of a fraction
A number written as $\frac{a}{b}$, where $a$ is an integer and $b$ is a nonzero integer, is called a fraction.
Number $a$ is called a numerator, and
$b$ is called a denominator.
A fraction represents a part of a whole or any number of equal parts.
The denominator shows how many equal parts make up a whole, and the numerator shows how many
of these parts we have.
Examples of fractions
Example 1: Becky, Merry and John want to share a chocolate bar evenly.
What part of the bar will each of them take?
What part of the bar will Becky and Merry have together?
The children need to divide the bar into three pieces. So everyone will take $\frac{1}{3}$ of the chocolate bar.
Two girls together will have
two pieces, hence, mathematically speaking, they will have $\frac{2}{3}$ of the bar.
Example 2: What part of the soldiers are yellow soldiers?
Example 3: What part of the apples is missing?
Properties of fractions
Property I: All hatched parts of the circles represent one half $\frac{1}{2}, \frac{2}{4}$ and $\frac{3}{6}$, hence $\frac{1}{2} = \frac{2}{4} = \frac{3}{6}$
We get $\frac{2}{4}$ when we multiply the numerator and the denominator of the fraction $\frac{1}{2}$ by $2$.
We obtain $\frac{3}{6}$ by multiplying the numerator and the denominator of $\frac{1}{2}$ by $3$.
Let $a$ be an integer and $b$ and $c$ be nonzero integers.
Then:
$\frac{a}{b}=\frac{a\cdot c}{b\cdot c}$ and $\frac{a}{b}=\frac{a:c}{b:c}$

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Property II: If two fractions have equal denominators, the fraction with the larger numerator is larger.
If $a$, $b$ and $c$
are integers and $c$ does not equal $0$:
$\frac{a}{c}>\frac{b}{c}$, if $a>b$

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, if a > b 
Property III:
If two fractions have equal numerators, the fraction with the smaller denominator is larger.
If $a$, $b$ and $c$ are integers, and both $b$ and $c$ are nonzero,
$\frac{a}{b}>\frac{a}{c}$, if $b< c$

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, if b < c 