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In common usage a fraction is any part of a unit. The word unit means any of several things: One, the first natural number. ...


See fraction (mathematics), for mathematical meanings and links to In mathematics, a fraction is a quotient of numbers, like 3⁄4, or more generally, an element of a quotient field. ...

In religion: In algebra, a vulgar fraction consists of one integer divided by a non-zero integer. ... In mathematics, a rational number (or informally fraction) is a ratio of two integers, usually written as the vulgar fraction a/b, where b is not zero. ... The integers consist of the positive natural numbers (1, 2, 3, …) the negative natural numbers (−1, −2, −3, ...) and the number zero. ... This article is about the arithmetic operation. ... In mathematics, every integral domain can be embedded in a field; the smallest field which can be used is the quotient field or the field of fractions of the integral domain. ... In mathematics, a rational function is a ratio of polynomials. ... In more traditional treatments of algebra, great emphasis has been placed on the computation of the partial fraction decomposition of a rational function. ... In mathematics, a continued fraction is an expression such as where a0 is some integer and all the other numbers an are positive integers. ...

  • In some Christian denominations, the Fraction is the ceremonial act of breaking the bread during Communion.

In politics, used in the past by Communists: The term Christian means belonging to Christ and is derived from the Greek noun Χριστός Khristós which means anointed one, which is itself a translation of the Hebrew word Moshiach (Hebrew: משיח, also written Messiah), (and in Arabic it is pronounced Maseeh مسيح). ... The word communion can refer to the Eucharist, or the act of receiving the Eucharist; or a group of churches in full communion with each other, or the relationship of full communion between Christian religious denominations; or the Communion of Saints; or a 1976 film; see Communion (1976 movie); or... Politics is the process and method of making decisions for groups. ... Communism is a term that can refer to one of several things: a social and economic system, an ideology which supports that system, or a political movement that wishes to implement that system. ...

  • "A Fraction is a Party organisation inside a representative or delegate body. (It is also used for a grouping of all the Communists and their followers inside a trade union or similar organization.)" (Communist Party of Great Britain, 1922.)

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Continued fraction - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2434 words)
Multiplying in like manner the numerator and denominator of this fraction by the third quotient, and adding to the numerator the numerator of the preceding fraction, and to the denominator the denominator of the preceding fraction, we shall have the third fraction, which will be too small.
The first term, as we see, is the first fraction; the first and second together give the second fraction, 22/7; the first, the second and the third give the third fraction 333/106, and so on with the rest; the result being that the series entire is equivalent to the original value.
Continued fractions also play a role in the study of chaos, where they tie together the Farey fractions which are seen in the Mandelbrot set with the Minkowski question mark function and the modular group Gamma.
Fraction (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (134 words)
Fraction (mathematics), a quotient of numbers, like 3⁄4, or more generally, an element of a quotient field.
Fraction (chemistry), a quantity collected in a separation process by fractionation.
Fraction (religion), the ceremonial act of breaking the bread during Christian Communion.
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