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Types Of Fractions – An Easy Explanation

There are two types of fractions

  1. Proper fraction
  2. Improper fraction

Now we elaborate these two kinds of fractions

1. Proper fraction (numerator < denominator, value < 1)

 

Type of Fraction having numerator less than denominator is called Proper fraction.

Examples:    1/3,     4/7,      5/9,       11/13

This type of fraction has always value less than 1.

2.  Improper fraction (numerator > denominator, value > 1)

(numerator = denominator, value = 1)

Type of Fraction having numerator more than or equal to denominator is called improper fraction.

Examples:  What are types of Fraction?

This type of fraction has always value more than or equal to1.

In above examples first 3 fractions have values more than 1, while last 3 fractions have values equal to 1.

Types of Fractions: Points To Remember

  • Denominator in any type of fraction can never have value equal to zero.
  • Most of the types of fractions math appearing on SAT test are proper fractions.
  • Or most of the types of fractions appearing on SAT have values less than 1.

fraction (numerator > denominator, value > 1)

(numerator = denominator, value = 1)

Type of Fraction having numerator more than or equal to denominator is called improper fraction.

Examples:

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