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For a fraction A/B, the fraction is improper if A > B. The reciprocal is B/A. So now A is the denominator, and B is the numerator, and B < A, so the reciprocal is a proper fraction. The answer would be always.

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Why do you need a reciprocal when you divide a fraction?

You do not need it! Sometimes it is simpler to multiply by a number's reciprocal than to divide by it but that is not always the case.


What makes a common fraction improper?

An improper fraction is a fraction in which the top number (numerator) is largerthan the bottom number (denominator).Such a fraction can always be converted to a whole number plus sometimes a'proper' fraction.Examples:The improper fraction 45/15 = 3 .The improper fraction 10/7 = 13/7 .


What is the product of a fraction and its reciprocal is always equal to?

It is equal to 1, but not always: the reciprocal must be defined for the equality and the reciprocal is not always defined.


Why is the reciprocal of a fraction less than one always a fraction greater than one?

A positive fraction that is less than one is known as a proper fraction. In a proper fraction, the denominator is greater than the numerator. A reciprocal fraction would have a numerator greater than the denominator. Such a fraction is known as an improper fraction. Improper fractions are greater than one.


When dividing fractions does the answer always end with an improper fraction?

Not always. There are times when division of fractions results in a non-improper fraction.


Is the reciprocal of a fraction always a whole number?

No. The reciprocal of 3/4 is 4/3.


What numberis an improper fraction always greater tahn?

An improper fraction is greater than or equal to 1.


What is the product of two numbers that are reciprocals of one another explain why this is always the case?

A fraction multiplied by its reciprocal is always equal to one. This is because the reciprocal is an inversion of the fraction. The denominator of a fraction is the same number as the numerator of the reciprocal, and vice versa. The product of this is a fraction with the same numbers for the denominator and reciprocal, which is also known as an equivalent fraction. Equivalent fractions are always equal to one.


Is the reciprocal of a fraction always a whole number explain?

No. The reciprocal of 2/3 is 3/2


Are improper fractions always greater than 1?

Yes. That's the definition of an improper fraction. If it's not greater than ' 1 ', then it isn't an improper fraction.


Why in improper fraction the numerator is greater than denominator?

That is why it is called an improper fraction because a proper or a common fraction always has its numerator less than its denominator.


What number is an improper fraction always greater than?

ONE


What is an improper fraction for 4 over 5?

-- An improper fraction is always equal to more than ' 1 '. -- 4/5 is less than ' 1 '. -- There's nothing you can do to 4/5 to make it an improper fraction.


Why is reciprocal of a fraction less than 1 is always greater than 1?

Proper fractions are less than one.. Their numerators re less than their denominators. Their reciprocals have numerators greater than their denominators, making them improper. Improper fractions are greater than 1.


When is the reciprocal of a number greater than the number and when is it less than the number?

When a number is a fraction, the reciprocal will always be greater than the original number. When the original number is a whole number, the reciprocal will be a fraction, which is less than a whole number.


How do you simplify a improper fraction?

You can simplify an improper fraction, unless the numbers are prime. Simplify it like how you would regularly, but don't forget that you can always turn it into a mixed number.


Why is a fraction with 13 as denominator always in simplest form?

It's not. The improper fraction 26/13 is not in its simplest form.


Does a reciprocal always equal the number one?

No, a reciprocal is just like any other fraction, it only equals one if both numbers in it are the same.


The reciprocal of a fraction less than 1 is always a fraction greater than 1. Why is this?

The above statement is not true!-3/4 is a fraction which is less than 1. Its reciprocal is -4/3 which is also less than 1, NOT greater.


Why is an improper fraction greater than a proper fraction?

A proper fraction is a fraction who's numerator is smaller than the denominator. An improper fraction is a fraction who's numerator is larger than or equal to the denominator. 1/2 is a proper fraction. 3/2 is an improper fraction. Now to understand why the improper fraction is larger than the proper fraction, lets split them up. The proper fraction is one half of a whole, whereas the improper fraction is one whole and one half. Basically the proper is one half, and the improper is three halves. In theory, a proper fraction is always less than the whole number under consideration. On the other hand, an improper fraction is either equal to or larger than the whole number under consideration.


Why is the recipical of A fraction less than one is always a fraction greater than one?

Fractions that are less than one are known as proper fractions. Their denominators are greater than their numerators. Their reciprocals would have numerators greater than their denominators, making them improper. Improper fractions are greater than one.


Why is 5 over 5 an improper fraction?

5/5 is an improper fraction, because it is the same as saying 1. Yes. 5/5 is an improper fraction. Improper fractions are fractions with greater numerator than denominator or with the same numerator and denominator. Thus, improper fractions when changed to decimals are always greater than one or exactly equal to one. 5/5 is exactly equal to one, thus it is an improper fraction.


What is the difference between proper and improper fraction?

A proper fraction is a fraction whose numerator is less than its denominator, meaning its value is less than 1. An improper fraction is one whose numerator is greater than its denominator, meaning its value is more than 1. An improper fraction can always be written as a mixed number ... an integer plus a proper fraction.


When multiplying fraction by fraction the product will always be what?

The only thing that you can be certain of is that the answer will be a number. It could be irrational or rational, it could be a proper fraction, integer or improper (mixed) fraction.


Can an improper fraction equal one?

No, because the numerator (top number) must always be larger then the denomenator (bottom number) to be an improper fraction. To equal 1, both numbers must be the same.