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To answer this question, let's first draw 6 stars.

Since our denominator is 2, we need to split up these stars into 2 even groups:

And since our numerator is 1, we need to look at one of the groups.

Let's take a look at a few examples of fractions of numbers:

Let's draw 12 stars and split them into 3 groups **(because 3 is the denominator)**.

Since the numerator is 1, we'll circle 1 group and count up those stars:

There are 4 stars in 1 group.

So,

1

3

of 12 is 4.

We need to draw 8 stars and split them up into 4 groups **(because 4 is the denominator)**.

Since the numerator is 3, we'll circle 3 groups and count up those stars:

6 stars are circled, so our answer is 6.

Start with 10 stars and divide them into 5 groups **(because the denominator is 5)**.

Then, circle 2 of these groups **(because the numerator is 2)**.

Summary

**Fractions**show pieces of a whole and consists of a**numerator**and a**denominator**.- The denominator (the bottom number) tells how many total pieces there are and the numerator (the top number) tells how many of those pieces we are talking about.

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