# NCERT Solutions For Class 6 Maths Chapter 7 Exercise 7.1

## Ncert Solutions for Class 6 Maths Chapter 7 Fractions Exercise 7.1:-

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Introducation

Subhash had learnt about fractions in

Classes IV and V, so whenever possible

he would try to use fractions. One

occasion was when he forgot his lunch

at home. His friend Farida invited him

to share her lunch. She had five pooris

in her lunch box. So, Subhash and

Farida took two pooris each. Then

Farida made two equal halves of the

fifth poori and gave one-half to Subhash

and took the other half herself. Thus,

both Subhash and Farida had 2 full

pooris and one-half poori.

Where do you come across situations with fractions in

your life?

Subhash knew that one-half is written as

1

2 . While

eating he further divided his half poori into two equal

parts and asked Farida what fraction of the whole poori

was that piece? (Fig 7.1)

Without answering, Farida also divided her portion of the

half puri into two equal parts and kept them beside Subhash’s

shares. She said that these four equal parts together make

one whole (Fig 7.2). So, each equal part is one-fourth of one whole poori and

4 parts together will be

and take one part out of it.

Farida said that we have learnt that a fraction is a number representing

part of a whole. The whole may be a single object or a group of objects.

Subhash observed that the parts have to be equal.

Fractions:-

Let us recapitulate the discussion.

A fraction means a part of a group or of a region.

5

12 is a fraction. We read it as “five-twelfths”.

What does “12” stand for? It is the number of equal parts

into which the whole has been divided.

What does “5” stand for? It is the number of equal parts which have been

taken out.

Here 5 is called the numerator and 12 is called the denominator.

Name the numerator of

3

7 and the denominator of

4

15

**What have we discussed?**

1. (a) A fraction is a number representing a part of a whole. The whole may be a single

object or a group of objects.

(b) When expressing a situation of counting parts to write a fraction, it must be ensured

that all parts are equal.

2. In

5

7 , 5 is called the numerator and 7 is called the denominator.

3. Fractions can be shown on a number line. Every fraction has a point associated with it

on the number line.

4. In a proper fraction, the numerator is less than the denominator. The fractions, where

the numerator is greater than the denominator are called improper fractions. An improper

fraction can be written as a combination of a whole and a part, and such fraction then

called mixed fractions.

5. Each proper or improper fraction has many equivalent fractions. To find an equivalent

fraction of a given fraction, we may multiply or divide both the numerator and the

denominator of the given fraction by the same number.

6. A fraction is said to be in the simplest (or lowest) form if its numerator and the denomi-

nator have no common factor except 1.