**Fractions**

Fractions are numbers that are expressed in the form:

a / b

We use fractions to describe parts of a whole.

The

In the fraction 3/4,

The

In the fraction 1/2,

The

**denominator**is the number below the line (on the bottom of the fraction). It represents the number of equal parts something is being divided into.In the fraction 3/4,

__what is the denominator__?The

**numerator**is the number above the line (on the top of the fraction). It represents the number of these equal parts that are being considered.In the fraction 1/2,

__what is the numerator__?