Types of Fractions :
In this section, you will learn different types of fractions.
Within the world of fractions, we do have several types and ways of writing them. Let's discuss these now.
Proper Fraction :
In a proper fraction, the numerator will always be smaller than the denominator.
Improper Fraction :
In an improper fraction, the numerator will be equal to or larger than the denominator.
7/5, 3/2, 1/1
Mixed Fraction :
A fraction consisting of a natural number and a proper fraction is called a mixed fractions.
2 3/4, 1 4/5, 5 1/7
In two or more fractions, the denominators (bottom numbers) are same, they are called as like fractions.
3/5 , 6/5, 2/5, 7/5
In the above fractions, all the denominators are same. That is 5.
Unlike Fractions :
In two or more fractions, the denominators (bottom numbers) are different, they are called as unlike fractions.
3/5 , 6/7, 2/9, 7/2
In the above fractions, all the denominators are different. They are 5, 7, 9 and 2.
The value of a proper fraction will always be smaller than 1.
The value of an improper fraction will be equal to 1 or larger than 1.
The picture shown below clearly illustrates this.
Mixed fraction is a quantity which is expressed as a whole number and a proper fraction.
Always its value will be greater than or equal to 1.
The picture given below clearly illustrates this.
1. An improper fraction can be converted into a mixed numeral and vice versa.
2. A proper fraction can never be converted into a mixed numeral.
3. When we convert a mixed numeral into a fraction, always, we will get an improper fraction.
The picture given below illustrates, how to convert an improper fraction into mixed number.
The picture shown below illustrates how to write a mixed number as an improper fraction.
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