Chapter 5 of class 6 “Fractions”, A fraction represents a part of a whole or, more generally, any number of equal parts. When spoken in everyday English, a fraction describes how many parts of a specific size there are, for example, Fraction of a collection: Fractions also represent parts of a set or collection, one-half, eight-fifths, three-quarters. There are three types of fractions, namely proper, improper and mixed fractions. A fraction whose numerator is less than its denominator is called a proper fraction. A fraction whose numerator is greater than or equal to its denominator is called an improper fraction. A combination of a whole number and a proper fraction is called a mixed fraction. Fractions are used in telling the time and shopping for groceries. This Chapter includes proper, improper and mixed fractions, equivalent fractions, like and unlike fractions, comparison of fractions, the addition of fractions, and subtraction of fractions.