## Topic outline

• ### Proper, Improper, Unit and Mixed Fractions

• Fractions

Proper Fractions

Fraction whose numerator is less than its denominator is called Proper fraction. Proper fraction is always less than a whole.

Example: Here, Numerator < Denominator (Numerator is smaller than Denominator)

Therefore 3/5 is a proper fraction.

Improper Fractions

Fraction whose numerator is more than or equal to its denominator is called Improper fraction.

Example: Here, Numerator > Denominator (Numerator is greater than Denominator)

Therefore 8/5 is an improper fraction.

Unit Fractions

A fraction with numerator 1 is called Unit fraction.

Example: Mixed Fractions

Fraction made up of a whole number and a proper number is called Mixed fraction.

Example:

Here, 5 is a whole number and ¾ is a proper fraction.

Changing a Mixed Fraction into Improper Fraction

Step1: First multiply the whole number with denominator.

Step2: Then add product of whole number and denominator with numerator

Step3: Write the resultant number as numerator. Also write the denominator. Comparing a Mixed Fraction with an Improper Fraction Comparing two Mixed Fraction  • 