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# How is a fraction defined in mathematics?

Updated: 9/26/2023

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A fraction is a number that can be broken down into parts and is a continuous quantity. Fractions are the direct result of the arithmetical operation of division expressed as the quotient of two integers and is a subset of the rational numbers.

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