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## 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).## Software/Applets used on this page

## 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.

## This question appears in the following syllabi:

Syllabus | Module | Section | Topic |
---|---|---|---|

AQA GCSE (9-1) Foundation (UK) | N: Structure and Calculation | N8: Exact Calculations | Calculations with Fractions |

CBSE IX (India) | Number Systems | Real Numbers | Number types |

CIE IGCSE (9-1) Maths (0626 UK) | 1 Number | B1.5 Decimals, Fractions and Percentages | Understanding Fractions |

Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Foundation (UK) | N: Structure and Calculation | N8: Exact Calculations | Calculations with Fractions |

GCSE Foundation (UK) | Number | Fractions | Understanding fractions |

OCR GCSE (9-1) Foundation (UK) | 2: Fractions, Decimals and Percentages | 2.01b: Calculations with Fractions | Further Fractions |

Universal (all site questions) | F | Fractions | Understanding fractions |