# Is one fourth closer to the benchmark fraction 0 or the benchmark fraction one half?

1/4 is exactly half way between 0 and 1/2.

### How do you know that a fraction is closest to one half?

In order to compare two fractions, you have to convert them so that they have the same denominator, which is to say, they are the same kind of fraction, whether that is thirds, quarters, fifths, etc. Let's say that I want to compare 2/9 with 1/5. I can make them both into 45ths. Multiply the 2/9 by 5/5 and you get 10/45. Multiply the 1/5 by 9/9 and you get 9/45. Now you can compare…

### What is a denominator?

A denominator is the bottom number of a fraction. It tells how many equal parts make up the whole. It also names the fraction, such as "half", "thirds", "fourth", etc. For example: 1/4 - 4 is the denominator and the name of the fraction, one fourth or one quarter. The denominator is the bottom number in a fraction. For example, if 3/4 was your fraction, the 4 would be your denominator.

### Which fraction represents the smallest part of a whole?

There is no such fraction, since given any fraction, half of that would be smaller still. There is no such fraction, since given any fraction, half of that would be smaller still. There is no such fraction, since given any fraction, half of that would be smaller still. There is no such fraction, since given any fraction, half of that would be smaller still.