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In that phrase, "unit" means "equal to 1".

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Q: Can a unit fraction be larger than 1?
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Why is the quotient larger than the dividend when dividing by a unit fraction?

Rules for dividing by a fraction are multiply by the reciprocal. The reciprocal of a unit fraction is a whole number. Multiplying by a whole number will make the answer (quotient) larger. ex unit fraction 1/a 7 divided by 1/a = 7 x a/1 = 7a .... a times larger than 7.


When you divide a unit fraction less than 1 by a whole number is the quotient larger or than fraction smaller than?

it is smaller (1/2)/2=.25


When does multiplying by a fraction give an answer that is larger than that original answer?

A fraction can be larger than 1, for example, 4/2 is a fraction (which can be simplified to 2). Only a fraction that is larger than 1, multiplied by another number gives you a larger number.


Why cant you have the greatest fraction be less than 1?

You can have fractions larger than 1. For example, 9/8 is a fraction that is larger than 1, as is 100000000000000000000000/3. Thus, the greatest possible fraction in the universe is greater than 1.


What type of fraction is larger than 1?

an improper fraction


What unit measure is larger than miles?

The unit measure which is larger than miles is only 1 unit that is, the light years .


When you divide a unit fraction ( less than 1) by a whole number is the quotion larger or smaller than the fraction?

The answer will depend on the sign of the fraction.(1/4) / 2 = 1/8, which is smaller.(-1/4) / 2 = -1/8, which is greater.


What fraction is more than 1?

Any fraction where the numerator is larger than the denominator (improper fraction.) 3/2 can also be written as 1 1/2.


What is a unit fraction?

Unit fractions are fractions where the top number (numerator) is 1. EG: 1 over 5 ( 1/5 ) - The top number is 1 so it is a unit fraction.a unit fraction is any fraction with a numerator of 1 for example: 1/8 is a unit fraction 1/125, is a unit fraction 9/16 is NOTa unit fraction


What is the relationship to the number 1 if the numerator is larger than the denominator of the fraction?

The number (the fraction) is greater than one.


What is larger one seventh or one eighth?

One seventh is larger than one eighth. The smaller the number under a 1 in a fraction, the larger that fraction is. Think 1/4, 1/3, 1/2 and you'll see the size of the fraction increasing; the numbers are becoming larger.


What fraction is more than 1 2?

Any fraction larger than 1/2 like 5/8 or 7/11.


When you divide a unit fraction by a whole number will the quotient be greater than or less than the unit fraction?

The quotient will be less. 1/2 ÷ 2 = 1/4


Is a fraction a unit fraction?

2/3 is not a unit fraction ... all unit fractions must have 1 as a numerator 1/4 is a unit fraction


What is the unit form of a fraction?

A unit fraction is any fraction with 1 in the numerator.


When you divide a unit fraction less than 1 by a whole number is the quotient larger or smaller than the fractions?

The answer depends on the sign of the numbers.(1/4) / 3 = 1/12, which is smaller.(-1/4) / 3 = -1/1, which is larger.


How is a unit fraction different from a fraction?

A unit fraction IS a fraction, but of a specific type where the numerator is 1. Thus 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, etc are all unit fractions.


How do you know if a fraction is a unit fraction?

It has "1" for the numerator.


What Fraction Is Larger Than 30.5?

31/1 or 63/2


What fraction is larger two fifth or one half?

1/2 is larger than 2/5


Is 1 km larger than mile?

No 1km is not larger. Mile is a bigger unit.


Is a meter larger than a km?

km is a larger unit. 1 km = 1000 m


What is 45 as a proper fraction?

45 is an integer and since it is larger than 1 it cannot be expressed as a proper fraction.


What is a fraction of a fraction?

A fraction of a fraction is yet another (usually smaller) fraction. For example 1/4 of 1/3 = (1x1) / (4x3) = 1/12 Only when both or one of the fractions is an "improper" fraction (larger than 1) does the multiplication give a result that is larger than the beginning fractions. For example : 7/4 x 3/5 = 21/20 = 1 1/20


How can you decide if a fraction is less than 1 equal to 1 or greater than 1?

If the denominator is larger than the numerator it is less than one. If the Numerator is larger it is greater than one. If they are both the same it is equal to one.

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