# What is 5/8 as a unit fraction?

## What is 5/8 as a unit fraction?

The most basic way to decompose a fraction is to break into unit fractions, which is when the numerator (top number) is 1. We can see that 5/8 is the same as the unit fraction 1/8 five times.

## What is a unit fraction numerator?

A unit fraction is any fraction with 1 as its numerator (top number), and a whole number for the denominator (bottom number).

## Which fraction is a unit fraction?

A unit fraction is a rational number written as a fraction where the numerator is one and the denominator is a positive integer. A unit fraction is therefore the reciprocal of a positive integer, 1/n. Examples are 1/1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, etc.

## How do you find the unit fraction?

To find a unit fraction of an amount, divide the amount by the denominator of the fraction. For example to find 1/3 of 18, divide 18 by 3. 18 ÷ 3 = 6 and so, one third of 18 is 6. /3 is a unit fraction with a denominator of 3.

## What is the unit of 5 8?

Five-eighths inch or 5/8 inch on a ruler is a mark located between 1/2 inch and 1 inch. When the ruler divides the inches into eighths, 5/8 inch is the fifth mark on the ruler from the left side. For example, if the ruler divides the inches into 16ths, then 5/8 inch is the 10th mark.

## Why is it called a unit fraction?

A unit fraction is one part of a whole that is divided into equal parts. A unit fraction has 1 as the top number, which is the numerator. Have another look at the fractions above. With unit fractions, when the bottom number – called the denominator – is bigger, the value of the unit fraction is smaller.

## Why do we call it a unit fraction?

A unit fraction is a fraction where the numerator (top number) is 1 and the denominator (bottom number) is a whole number. All these fractions are unit fractions: Children will first learn about unit fractions in Year 1, when they will be introduced to the concept of ‘half’ and ‘quarter’.

## What is unit fraction example?

A unit fraction is a fraction where the numerator is 1 and the denominator is a whole number above 0. Examples of unit fractions include: 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, etc. An illustration of a unit fraction represents one shaded part of all the equal parts of the whole.

## Is 1/8th bigger or smaller than 1 4?

This is the smallest number that can be divided by both 4 and 8. In this case, the lowest common denominator is 8. Now that these fractions have been converted to have the same denominator, we can clearly see by looking at the numerators that 2 is greater than 1 which also means that 1/4 is greater than 1/8.