# What is 1 half plus 3 quarters

## Fractional numbers - spelling and pronunciation in German

### introduction

Fractional numbers are numbers that consist of a numerator, denominator and fraction line. We find these numbers in German not only in mathematics, but also, for example, in recipes (½ liter of water).

Learn and practice the spelling and pronunciation of German fractions.

### education

To form the fractions, we use the cardinal number in the numerator (for one falls that -s path). The actual fraction is in the denominator: It is formed from the root word of the ordinal number plus -el.

### Declination of fractions

Just one in the counter or half in the denominator are declined. Otherwise the fractions remain unchanged.

Example:
I drink half a liter of coffee every day.
He ordered a quarter of a liter of wine.
She bought two half loaves.

The number one is declined like the indefinite article, the word half like an adjective.

Example:
a halfit Kilos of flour (neutral, nominative)
for aen halfen Day (masculine, accusative)
in ahe halfen hour (feminine, dative)
despite ait halfen Liters deviation (masculine, genitive)

### Large and lower case

If there is a noun directly after the fraction, then we write both parts of the written number in lowercase.

Example:
two one-thirdliter milk

If this is not the case, the denominator of the fraction is treated as a noun and is capitalized.

Example:
I only have two one-third of what I wanted, made it.
I got a quarter of the questions wrong.

### Separate and combined writing

Usually the fraction is written separately from the unit of measure.

Example:
a quarter liter of water
three eighths of a kilo of flour

However, if the fractional number and measure are seen as a unit, they are written together.

Example:
three quarters of an hour
the six-eight time
a quarter liter

### Peculiarity of "half"

The noun too half reads half.

Example:
I have the half Eaten cake. → I ate half of the cake.

The adjective ending is omitted when spelling together.

Example:
a halfit Year → half a year

Stands in front a half a whole number, it becomes a word.

Example:
1½ → one and a half / one and a half
2 ½ → two and a half
3½ → three and a half
I've lived here for five and a half years.

### Fractional numbers without a numerator

In certain cases we only use the fractional denominator. This is especially true of the words half, third, quarter and eighth.

Example:
The team is in eighthfinal. To that quarterTo reach the finals, the players have to be in the first HalfTime to put pressure on and increase the attackone-third act.