simple fraction


Definition of simple fraction

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

Examples of simple fraction in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But irrational constants such as π and √2—numbers that cannot be reduced to a simple fraction—frequently crop up in science and engineering. Leila Sloman, Scientific American, "New Proof Solves 80-Year-Old Irrational Number Problem," 16 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of simple fraction

1570, in the meaning defined above

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“Simple fraction.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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