# Fractions

A Fractions can be defined as any part of a whole number, a small part or even a piece or amount. A fraction is made up of a numerator and a denominator, where the numerator would tell us how many parts of the whole there are, a while the denominator would give us an idea of how many parts are in the whole.

When and if the numerators are found to be smaller than the denominator then the fraction is considered to be a proper fraction.When and if the numerators are found to be greater than the denominators then the fraction is labelled as an improper fraction.When and if a fraction is accompanying a whole number then it is considered as a mixed number. In the recent past, the usage of fraction was done to describe shares of objects or group objects, but now these fractions have been replaced by decimals and the calculations are often completed with computers or calculators.