## CBSE Class 6 Maths Important Questions Chapter 7 - Fractions - Free PDF Download

## FAQs on Important Questions for CBSE Class 6 Maths Chapter 7 - Fractions

**1. What is a fraction Class 6?**

A fraction is a part of the whole. It is a numerical quantity which is not whole. Fractional numbers are used to represent a part of something. Some examples of fractions could be one-third, three-fourth etc. A fraction is described in the form of p/q. The letter p expresses the numerator of the fraction whereas the letter q expresses the denominator of the fraction. In a fraction 3/8, 3 is the numerator and 8 is the denominator. It represents 3 portions of the 8.

**2. What are types of fractions?**

The chapter introduces you to the concept of fraction. The chapter explains five types of fractions, namely, proper fractions, improper fractions, mixed fractions, like fractions and unlike fractions. Proper fraction is when the denominator is greater than the numerator. Improper is when the denominator is less than a numerator. Mixed fractions are those which consist of a whole number and a fraction. Two fractions are called when they have the same denominators. Two fractions are unlike fractions if they have different denominators.

**3. Do whole numbers also have denominators?**

Fractions are numbers expressed in the form of p/q. If a number can be expressed in the p/q form, it is called a fraction. Whole numbers are those numbers that can be drawn on a number line. It is possible to write whole numbers in the form of p/q. Numbers that are whole have the denominator 1. So, a number as 3 can also be written as 3/1, where 3 is the numerator and 1 is the denominator. Writing a whole number in the fraction form helps in our calculation immensely.

**4. What fraction of a day is 8 hours?**

A day has 24 hours. So, 24 will be the denominator that represents the whole. When we want to find a fraction of 8 hours, 8 will be our nominator. So, our fraction will be 8/24. What we are trying to find will come in the place of numerator and what we already know will come in the place of denominator. 8 and 24 are both divisible by 8, so we can simplify the fraction by dividing both numerator and denominator by 8. 8/8 will give us 1, which will be our new numerator. 24/8 will give us 3, our new denominator. So, our new fraction will be the new numerator/new denominator. Our answer is ⅓. 8 hours is one-third of 24 hours.

**5. What is the difference between proper and improper fractions?**

A fraction consists of a numerator and a denominator. A number that occupies the place above the line is the numerator. The number that occupies the bottom is the denominator. A proper fraction is one in which the denominator is greater than the numerator. For example, 4/7 (7 is greater than 4), 3/11 (11 is greater than 3). However, if the numerator is greater than the denominator, then the fraction is called an improper fraction. For example, 8/7 and 13/6 where 8 and 13 are greater than 7 and 6 respectively.