Music Notation

Other uses for fractions are to represent ratios, to represent division, and in musical scores.

Thus the fraction 3/4 is also used to represent the ratio 3:4 (three to four) and the division 3 ÷ 4 (three divided by four). In a musical score, a fraction is used to give the time signature. A time signature of 3/4 means that there are 3 beats to a measure, and a quarter note is one beat.