Video: The Written Form of Fractions

Which of these is one-quarter? [A] 1/5 [B] 1/4 [C] 1/7 [D] 1/6

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Video Transcript

Which of these is one-quarter?

We want to turn the phrase “one-quarter” into a written form of a fraction. The first word o-n-e spells “one.” We know that the numerator of our fraction is going to be one. But quarter isn’t a number.

Let’s think about something. Think about a dollar. How many quarters are in a dollar? There are four quarters in a dollar. Quarters are fourths. That means that one-quarter of something is one out of four, one-fourth.

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