# How do you use a number line to find an equivalent fraction?

Here is an example. Divide the interval from 0 to 1 into two equal parts. Each parts is then 1/2. Next, perhaps below or above the first divisions, divide the same interval into four equal parts. Each of the pieces is 1/4. You can now clearly see that 1/2 is equivalent from 2/4 - i.e., both are the same distance from zero.

Note that methods that rely only on calculations are easier to use - but the number line can help, initially, to visualize the concept of equivalent fractions.

### What are the 4 fundamental operationa of fraction?

It has a numerator at the top It has a denominator at the bottom It has a solidus line that separates the numerator from the denominator It is a rational number It can be a proper fraction It can be an improper fraction It can have an equivalent fraction It can be converted into a percentage It can be converted into a decimal

### If the number above the line is smaller than the number below the line it is a fraction?

It is a fraction if the number below the line is not zero. If the ABSOLUTE value of the number above the line is smaller than the ABSOLUTE value of the number below the line then it is a proper fraction. Otherwise it is an improper fraction. So, -7 is smaller than 2 but -7/2 is not a proper fraction because the absolute value of -7 (which is 7) is not smaller than the absolute…

### What fraction is closet to 1?

If you are talking about it on the number line, there is no such fraction because the base/denominator of the fraction can get very high. As in there is no maximum limit to numbers and there is also no limit to the maximum denominator. The bigger the denominator, the smaller the fraction is and the closer it is to one on the number line. Therefore if you are talking about the number line then it…

### How do you determined the decimal from the fraction?

A decimal fraction is preceded by a period. A common fraction shows a numerator above the fraction line and the denominator below the fraction line, which represents a division statement. In other words, a fraction says "I represent n parts of a whole divided into d parts, where n is the numerator and d is the denominator." To convert a fraction to a decimal, divide the numerator (the number above the line) by the denominator…

### What name is given to the number above the line of a vulgar fraction?

The top number is called the numerator and the bottom number called the denominator. The line that usually separates the numerator and denominator. If slanting it is called a solidus or forward slash, for example 3⁄4. If the line is horizontal, it is called a vinculum or, informally, a "fraction bar"

### How do turn proper fraction into improper fractions?

An improper fraction has a numerator (the number above the line) that is larger than the denominator (the number below the line) If you have a whole number and a fraction then it is a matter of multiplying the denominator of the fractional part with the whole number and adding that to the numerator. Example 6 3/5 = 30/5 + 3/5 = 33/5