Posted by **Anonymous** on Friday, October 9, 2009 at 5:22pm.

Explain why the definition of a fraction restricts the denominator to being a nonzero integer.

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**Ms. Sue**, Friday, October 9, 2009 at 5:29pm
A fraction states that so many parts of a whole is represented. In other words, 3/4 means that there are 3 parts out of 4.

You can't have 3/0 because you can't have 3 parts of nothing.

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**Anonymous**, Friday, October 9, 2009 at 5:42pm
That makes sense! Thank you so much!

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**Ms. Sue**, Friday, October 9, 2009 at 5:43pm
You're very welcome.

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