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# What is greater a proper fraction or an improper fraction?

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Q: What is greater a proper fraction or an improper fraction?
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### Why is a improper fraction greater than a proper fraction?

It is because an improper fraction has a greater numerator than the denominator of a proper fraction e.g. 3/1, 7/4, 2/1 etc...

### What are improper and proper fractions?

In a proper fraction, the numerator is less than the denominator. In an improper fraction, the numerator is equal to or greater than the denominator.

### Is an improper fraction greater than a proper fraction?

If positive, then yes. If negative, then no.

### How do you turn a fraction into an inproper fraction?

Proper fractions are less than 1. Improper fractions are greater than 1. For a proper fraction to become an improper fraction, you would have to add a quantity that would make it greater than 1.

### How are proper fraction improper fraction and mixed numbers different?

A proper fraction has a numerator less than its denominator. An improper fraction has a numerator greater than or equal to its denominator. A mixed number combines a whole number with a proper fraction.

### How do you convert a proper fraction with no whole number into an improper fraction?

An improper fraction has a magnitude greater than 1,a proper fraction has a magnitude less than 1.Consequently, there is no possible solution to the question.

### How do you make an improper fraction proper?

You don't. An improper fraction is greater than or equal to one. A proper fraction is less than one. Therefore, you can't just convert one into the other.

### 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.

### Can the denominator of an improper fraction be greater than the numerator?

no, if the denominator is larger than the numerator, it is not improper. it is either a proper fraction or a mixed number.

### What is the improper fraction for 4 9th's?

4/9 is a proper fraction and there is not an improper version.4/9 is a proper fraction and there is not an improper version.4/9 is a proper fraction and there is not an improper version.4/9 is a proper fraction and there is not an improper version.

### What is a Fraction who's numerator is equal to or greater then the denominator called?

There is no specific name. -3 is greater than -4 and (-3)/(-4) = 3/4 is a positive proper fraction. 3 is greater than -4 and 3/(-4) = -3/4 is a negative proper fraction. 3 is greater than -2 and 3/(-2) = -3/2 is a negative improper fraction. 4 is greater than 3 and 4/3 is a positive improper fraction. Thus, the fraction can be negative or positive, proper or improper.