## How to Express One Number As a Fraction of Another Number

Expressing one number as a fraction of another is easy. Write the first number on top of a fraction, and the second number on the bottom of the fraction.## Question

What is 45 out of 60 as a fraction?## Step-by-Step:

## 1

Write 45 as the top number (called the numerator) of the fraction.

## 2

## 3

Simplify this fraction if possible.
Simplify the fraction by dividing the top and bottom numbers by their greatest common factor (which is 15).

45 ÷ 15 = 3

60 ÷ 15 = 4

## Answer:

45 out of 60 is^{3}⁄

_{4}as a fraction.

## What Is a Fraction?

A fraction is a part of a whole number. Fractions consist of a numerator and a denominator. There are three different types of fractions:## What's in a Name?

"Fraction" comes from the Latin "fractus", meaning "broken". The whole is "broken" into parts.## You might also like...

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