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To read and say a fraction out loud, follow these steps:

Numerator: Pronounce the number on top, which is called the numerator. For example, in the fraction 3/4, you would say “three”.

Fraction Bar: Say the word “over” to represent the fraction bar.

Denominator: Pronounce the number on the bottom, which is called the denominator. For example, in the fraction 3/4, you would say “four”.
So, the complete way to read the fraction 3/4 out loud would be: “Three over four.”
Some other examples:
 1/2 = “One over two”
 5/8 = “Five over eight”
 14/25 = “Fourteen over twentyfive”
The key is to verbalize the numerator, say “over”, and then verbalize the denominator. This clearly communicates the value of the fraction.
