# Grade 4 Math | Decimals and Fractions II (Fractions to Decimals)

fraction (from Latinfractus, “broken”) 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 certain size there are, for example, one-half, eight-fifths, three-quarters. A commonvulgar, or simple fraction (examples : 1/2 and 17/3) consists of a numerator displayed above a line (or before a slash), and a non-zero denominator, displayed below (or after) that line. Numerators and denominators are also used in fractions that are not common, including compound fractions, complex fractions, and mixed numerals. wikipedia

The decimalnumeral system (also called base-tenpositional numeral system, and occasionally called denary or decanary) is the standard system for denoting integer and non-integer numbers. It is the extension to non-integer numbers of the Hindu–Arabic numeral system. The way of denoting numbers in the decimal system is often referred to as decimal notation.wikipedia