simple fraction

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Definition of simple fraction 

: a fraction having whole numbers for the numerator and denominator — compare complex fraction

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Scientific advances in the understanding of a particular organism or disease gained from the use of particular genes, for instance, would be much harder to distribute than a simple fraction of drug profits. Robert Hart, Slate Magazine, "The synthetic biology community is divided.," 7 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of simple fraction

circa 1728, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of simple fraction was circa 1728

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