A fraction with a numerator greater than 1 can be written as the

**sum of unit fractions** with the same denominator as the fraction.

A fraction with a numerator greater than 1 can also be written as a

**multiple of a unit fraction** with the same denominator as the fraction.

A number is a multiple of a unit fraction when it equals the product of a number and a unit fraction.

The fraction

$\frac{5}{6}$ is five parts of a whole divided into six equal parts.

Five-sixths can be separated into five equal parts that are each

$\frac{1}{6}$ of the whole.

So,

$\frac{5}{6}$ is equal to the sum of five

$\frac{1}{6}$'s.

$\frac{5}{6}=\frac{1}{6}+\frac{1}{6}+\frac{1}{6}+\frac{1}{6}+\frac{1}{6}$

The sum of five

$\frac{1}{6}$'s can be thought of as five groups of

$\frac{1}{6}$.

This can be written as the product of 5 and

$\frac{1}{6}$.

$\frac{5}{6}=5\times \frac{1}{6}$