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### Whole fractions

So far, you've learned that a fraction is a **part** of a whole. For example, 3/4 means you have **three** **parts** out of **four** **parts total**. But what if you had a fraction like this?

8/8

In this example, we have **eight parts** out of **eight parts** **total**. If the top number and the bottom number of a fraction are the same, then the fraction is equal to 1. That's because you have **every part** of the fraction, or **one whole thing**. This is sometimes known as a **whole** **fraction**.

So if you had **eight** slices of pizza out of **eight** **total**, you'd have **one** whole pizza.

Let's look at another example: 8/8 and 2/2. While these fractions may look different, they're actually just two ways of saying the same thing. Because these are whole fractions, 8/8 and 2/2 are both equal to 1. And because they're both equal to 1, they're also equal to each other.

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Write the correct whole fraction under each picture.

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