- Books Name
- CBSE Class 7 Mathematics Book

- Publication
- Param Publication

- Course
- CBSE Class 7

- Subject
- Mathmatics

**INTRODUCTION **

In this chapter, we will study :

- What are fractions
- Types of fractions-

(a) Comparison of fractions

(b) Operation on fractions

**FRACTIONS
Fraction is a part of whole.**

Denominator tells us about into how many equal parts the whole is divided.

Numerator tells us how many parts are considered of the whole

**Types of Fractions**

**1. Decimal fractions : **Any fraction whose denominator is in the form of 10^{n}, n *∈* N as i.e.10,100, 1000 etc. is called a decimal fraction.

**2. Vulgar fraction : **Any fraction other than decimal fraction is called vulgar fraction.

**3. Proper fraction :** Any fraction having its numerator less than its denominator is called a proper fraction.

**4. Improper Fraction :** Any fraction whose numerator is greater than or equal to the denominator is called an Improper fraction.

**5. Mixed Fraction : **When an improper fraction is expresed as sum of a natural number and a proper fraction is called mixed fraction.

**6. Equivalent Fractions : **The fractions obtained by multiplying the numerator and denominator both by the same number are called Equivalent fractions.

**7. Like Fractions :** Those fractions which have same denominator but different numerator are called like fractions.

**8. Unlike Fractions :** Fractions which do not have common denominator are unlike fractions.