The secret to understanding fractions is first to know that a fraction always refers to parts of a whole
. But, unless we are talking about the same whole, it can be hard to image how different numbers are related.
If we look at 1/2 or 2/4, it is hard to see any relationship between the fractions unless we give them a point of reference. So, it becomes more clear if we said 1/2 or 2/4 of a pie.
With that idea in mind, the best place to begin is with the rules and definitions. Everything else will become much clearer once you understand how fractions are related. So…
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