## TASK

You are the parking authority. A local store in town has been disobeying the towns by-law for parking in an empty space next to their lot. The lot used to be a parking area and has 100 spaces. 2/5 of the spaces were for cars and the rest was for trucks. On Tuesday, there were 10 cars and some trucks in the parking lot. The parking lot was 3/4 full. How many trucks were in the parking lot?

The value of a quarter is $0.25. It is 1/4 (1 quarter) of $1.00 (1 whole dollar). It takes 4 quarters to make $1.00. It's like 1/4 + 1/4 + 1/4 +1/4 = 4/4

.25 + .25 + .25 + .25 = $1.00

.25 + .25 + .25 + .25 = $1.00

A Fraction is part of a whole.

A number written with the bottom part (the denominator) telling you how many parts the whole is divided into, and the top part (the numerator) telling how many you have.

A number written with the bottom part (the denominator) telling you how many parts the whole is divided into, and the top part (the numerator) telling how many you have.

Slice a pizza, and you will have fractions:

3/8

(Three-eighths)

(Three-eighths)

The top number tells how many slices you

The bottom number tells how many slices the pizza was

**have**The bottom number tells how many slices the pizza was

**cut into**.**Numerator / Denominator**

We call the top number the

**Numerator**, it is the number of parts you have.

We call the bottom number the

**Denominator**, it is the number of parts the whole is divided into.

Numerator

___________

Denominator

**Numerator**

**Denominator**You just have to remember those names! (If you forget just think "Down"-ominator)

**Equivalent Fractions**

Some fractions may look different but are really the same.

Some fractions may look different but are really the same.

It is usually best to show an answer using the simplest fraction ( 1/2 in this case ). That is called

*, or***Simplifying***the Fraction***Reducing**Simplifying Fractions