In the figure below, determine the fraction of the coloured part.
The numerator of a fraction tells you the number of parts being
counted. The denominator of a fraction tells you the number of
equal parts in the whole.
There are 2 parts being counted and 12 equal parts in the whole,
so the model shows the fraction .
To simplify, divide the numerator and the denominator by the
greatest possible common number. For , we can divide
the numerator and the denominator by 2.
Since and , then in its
simplest form is .