Use of the definite article before a fraction

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Use of the definite article before a fraction

Could someone explain the use of the definite article "les" before "deux tiers" in the following example from this lesson:

Les invités ont mangé les deux tiers du gâteau.  The guests have eaten 2/3 of the cake.

Thank you.


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ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

I can't explain it other than to say that it is common to use the article in these cases.

Use of the definite article before a fraction

Could someone explain the use of the definite article "les" before "deux tiers" in the following example from this lesson:

Les invités ont mangé les deux tiers du gâteau.  The guests have eaten 2/3 of the cake.

Thank you.


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