# What is a Unit Fraction Mean In Math?

In math, Unit **fractions **can be defined are those whose numerator is 1 and the **denominator** is any natural number. It is of the form 1/x, where x belongs to the natural number x∈N. It is the **type of fraction**. this article describes the unit fraction. A few examples of unit fractions are

1/6, 1/7, 1/74, etc.

**What is a unit fraction?**

All the fractions with 1 as the **numerator** are said to be unit fractions. In these fractions, we take only one part of the whole which is divided equally into a finite number of parts. Unit denotes one.

For example, if a pizza is divided into 8 equal parts and Joseph is eating one part of it, then it will be denoted as 1/8 which is a unit fraction.

In the image below 1/2 and 1/7 are a unit fraction

**What is a non-unit fraction?**

Any fraction with a numerator other than one (1 )is a non-unit fraction. For example, 3/7,2/9.etc are all non-unit fraction

Here, It is very important to understand that fractions that can be reduced to 1 in the numerator are also non-unit fractions that can be expressed as a unit fraction after simplification.

**For example:**

3/6 is a non-unit fraction, which can be expressed as a unit fraction with a distinct denominator of 1/3.

**Unit faction divided by the whole number**

Dividing unit fractions by whole numbers is done by multiplying the whole number with the denominator of the given fraction. Follow the point given below to learn the division of a unit fraction by the whole number in detail:

- Calculate the reciprocal of the whole number.
- Change the division fact to multiplication by changing the sign and multiplying the reciprocal with the unit fraction.
- Find the
**product**and write the result

**For example,**

Dividing 1/9by 6

- The reciprocal of 6 is 1/6.
- 1/9 ÷ 6 = 1/9 × 1/6
- 1/9 × 1/6 = 1/54.

Therefore, dividing 1/9 by 6 answers us 1/54.

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