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# Algebraic Fractions

(KS3, Year 8)

## The Lesson

An algebraic fraction is a fraction which contains letters.# The Parts of an Algebraic Fraction

An algebraic fraction consists of a numerator and a denominator.## Examples of Algebraic Fractions

Algebraic fractions do not just contain single letters.- Algebraic fractions can include numbers.
- Algebraic fractions can include terms.
- Algebraic fractions can include expressions.

## What's in a Name?

"Algebraic" means relating to algebra. It is pronounced 'al-je-bray-ic'. "Fraction" comes from the Latin "fractus", meaning "broken". This is because the whole is 'broken' into parts.## A Fraction Is a Division

A fraction is a division. The numerator is divided by the denominator.**Help Us To Improve Mathematics Monster**

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