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A similar question appeared on the GCSE Foundation exam in 2003.

## Summary/Background

The top part of a fraction is called the numerator; the bottom part is called the denominator. You need to know how to simplify, add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions, and how to use the "Fractions" button on your PAGE(calculator,calculator).

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## Glossary

### denominator

the integer on the bottom of a fraction

### fraction

A ratio of two numbers or polynomials.

### numerator

the integer on the top of a fraction

### union

The union of two sets A and B is the set containing all the elements of A and B.

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## This question appears in the following syllabi:

SyllabusModuleSectionTopicExam Year
GCSE Foundation (UK)NumberFractionsUnderstanding fractions2003
Universal (all site questions)FFractionsUnderstanding fractions-
CBSE IX (India)Number SystemsReal NumbersNumber types-
Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Foundation (UK)N: Structure and CalculationN8: Exact CalculationsCalculations with Fractions-
OCR GCSE (9-1) Foundation (UK)2: Fractions, Decimals and Percentages2.01b: Calculations with FractionsFurther Fractions-
AQA GCSE (9-1) Foundation (UK)N: Structure and CalculationN8: Exact CalculationsCalculations with Fractions-
CIE IGCSE (9-1) Maths (0626 UK)1 NumberB1.5 Decimals, Fractions and PercentagesUnderstanding Fractions-