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

A unit fraction can be defined as follows

## 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

**Explanation:**

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

While 5/3, 5/8 and -1/9 are NOT unit fractions