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Identify the fractions that are unit fractions, or will simplify to unit fractions

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A unit fraction is a fraction where the numerator is always 1. For example, 1/2, 1/3, and 1/4 are all unit fractions.

To identify a unit fraction, you need to look at the numerator of the fraction. If the numerator is 1, then it is a unit fraction.

Here are some examples of how to identify unit fractions:

Example 1: 2/3

The numerator of this fraction is 2, so it is not a unit fraction.

Example 2: 1/4

The numerator of this fraction is 1, so it is a unit fraction.

Example 3: 2/6

The numerator of this fraction is 2, so it is not a unit fraction. However, you can see that this fraction can be simplified to the unit fraction 1/3 by dividing numerator and denominator by 2.

Remember this topic asks you to identify unit fractions ...

... ** but also fractions that simplify to unit fractions**.

Example 4: 1/1

The numerator of this fraction is 1, so it is a unit fraction.

In general, the form of a unit fraction is 1/denominator where the denominator can be any positive integer except for 0.

Identifying unit fractions is important in many mathematical operations, such as adding and subtracting fractions, and converting between fractions and decimals.

Below is a table showing the first 6 question answer pairs for the topic "Identify unit fractions" as used in the lessons for this topic. Our games and tests for the topic use these 6 items plus 12 additional question answer pairs.

The topic "Identify unit fractions" is in the category Number for 6th grade (ages 11 to 12).

1 / 6

In this table the unit fraction is 1/4

2 / 6

In this table the unit fraction is 1/8

3 / 6

In this table the fraction that simplifies to a unit fraction is 11/66

4 / 6

In this table the fraction that simplifies to a unit fraction is 2/18

5 / 6

The number of these fractions that are unit fractions or simplify to a unit fraction is three

6 / 6

The number of these fractions that are unit fractions or simplify to a unit fraction is two

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