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## Mastering Whole Numbers as Fractions – Understand and Practice Easily!

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## Comprehensive Guide to Writing Whole Numbers as Fractions

**Understanding the Basics**

When you think of a whole number, you typically envision complete, indivisible units like 1, 2, or 3. However, these whole numbers can also be represented as fractions. Let's dive into how this works using a step-by-step approach.

**Visual Representation of Whole Numbers**

Consider a scenario where you have a rectangle, and this rectangle represents one whole. If you have two such rectangles, you have two wholes. The concept might seem straightforward, but let's break it down with fractions.

**Dividing Wholes into Equal Parts**

Each rectangle (whole) can be divided into smaller equal sections. For example, if each rectangle is split into two equal parts, each part is a half. Therefore, two wholes can be represented as follows:

Each whole divided into 2 halves results in 4 halves in total.

**Writing Whole Numbers as Fractions**

Using the above example, we can express the two wholes in terms of fractions:

Each whole (rectangle) divided into two parts gives us 1/2 and another 1/2 per whole.

Hence, for two wholes, we have 4 halves in total.

Mathematically, this is written as:

2= 4/2

This means that two wholes are equivalent to four halves.

**Practice Problem**

Consider two rectangles, each divided into halves. How would you represent the total shaded area if all parts are shaded?

**Solution:**

Since each rectangle is divided into two halves, and both rectangles are fully shaded, we have: 4 halves or 4/2

By understanding these concepts, you can easily convert whole numbers into fractions and vice versa, strengthening your foundation in mathematics.

When it comes to understanding fractions and whole numbers, it's essential to see the connections between the two. A fantastic online resource to explore this topic in detail is Khan Academy, which provides an excellent explanation on this subject. Below, you can find a video from Khan Academy that breaks down the concept of writing whole numbers as fractions: