# How can you tell that a fraction is a unit fraction?

The definition of the unit fraction is given below.

## Answer: A unit fraction is any fraction with 1 as its numerator (top number), and a whole number in the denominator (bottom number).

Let us look at some examples of unit fractions.

**Explanation:**

1/2, 1/4, and 1/56 are unit fractions.

While 5/3, 5/8, and -2/9 are NOT unit fractions.