# Simple Fractions - Same Denominator - IntoMath

In this Grade 5 lesson you will learn about simple fractions and their properties.

A fraction is a part of a whole. It has a numerator and a denominator. The numerator above the fraction line (bar) is used to count the parts out of the total. The number below the fraction line (bar) is called the denominator. It is used to name the total number of parts (fifth, tenth, thousandth, etc). The denominator can never be 0, because we cannot divide by 0.

We can compare fractions, order them and perform various operations.

You will learn and practice how to add and subtract fractions with the same denominators, as well as how to compare them. For example, you will discover that when the denominators are the same, the largest fraction is the one with the most parts (only comparing the numerators).

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