Fractions

To express either stick as a fraction, we get ½ (one half).
The top number is
known as the numerator and the bottom
number is the denominator. Notice that
the numerator is smaller
than the denominator. For all fractions we need to express them with the numerator less than the denominator.

A fraction is not a whole number; therefore a fraction
is a number that is less
than one, but it is not expressed as a decimal.

Lets take one stick and cut it into 2 equal pieces.