 # 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.

#### (numerator = denominator, value = 1)

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

Examples: 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: