The Magic 1
|What fraction (part) of this hexagon is red?
If you said, "All of it." You are right... But, your answer isn't a fraction.
6 pieces out of 6 pieces are red... so, that's .
So, is the same as .
is like a magic .
You'll see why later... You'll be able to do a LOT with magic 1's. Especially in Algebra.
Here are some more:
When the numerator equals the denominator, it's a magic 1.