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

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

What is the simalarites betweenproer and improper fractions?

Both proper and improper fractions have a numerator and a denominator. In a proper fraction the numerator is always less than the denominator. In an improper function the numerator is greater than the denominator

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.

Is a mixed number irrational?

no No; a mixed number is rational. Irrational means it cannot be written as a fraction, but mixed numbers can always be written as (improper) fractions. *By the way, improper fractions are still fractions, despite their degrading name! It just means the fraction's numerator is larger than its denominator.

How do you mutiply a fraction using the volume?

the same way you always multiply fractions. Change mixed numbers into improper fractions, multiply all numerators to get a new numerator, multiply all denominators to get a new denominator, then reduce the fraction.

What are tha different kinds of fraction?

there are 3 types of fractions proper,improper,mixed proper fractions:-numerator is less than denominator like-2/3,5/7,6/9 improper fractions:- numerator is greater than denominator like-3/2,5/4,9/7 mixed fractions:-always improper fractions are converted to mixed fractions,mixed fractions are combination of proper fractions and whole numbers like-2.2/7,5.3/7

What numberis an improper fraction always greater tahn?

An improper fraction is greater than or equal to 1.

How do you convert an improper fractions into a mixed number?

You can convert an improper fraction into a mixed number through division. Divide the numerator (the larger number on top) by the denominator (the smaller number at the bottom). There will always be a remainder for an equation like this. The answer of the division will be the whole number, the remainder will be the numerator and the denominator will be the same with the improper fraction's remainder.

When you are dividing two fractions how come your answer is bigger than 1?

The answer is always bigger than one only if the fraction you are dividing by is smaller than the fraction you are dividing into. Any number divided by a smaller number is bigger than 1. To divide fractions you invert he demominator and multiply: 1/2 divided by 1/4 = 1/2 times 4 = 2

How do you change proper fractions to mixed numbers?

do you mean from a fraction to a decimal? improper fractions can be changed into mixed numbers... 40/11 = 3 7/11 but proper fractions can only be changed to decimals... 11/40 = .275 this is because the proper fraction has no whole number value. the numerator is smaller than the denominator causing it to always be less than "1" so when dividing there is only a percentage of "1" and not a whole number with a remainder.

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.

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.

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.

Is the reciprocal of an improper fraction sometimes always or never a proper fraction?

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.

Does dividing by equivalent fractions always result in the same answer How?

yes it does

Is the sum of two proper fractions is always a proper fraction?

No. 5/8+5/8=10/8=1 1/4First of all it is not reduced and secondly it is an improper fraction.We normally call what you have said a common fraction.

Are rational number is a fraction sometimes always or never?

Rational numbers can always be expressed as fractions.

What happens when you divide a fraction by one?

when ever you divide fractions you must always flip the fraction you are dividing and change the division sign to multiplication, ex. 1/2 divded by 1 = 2/1 multiplied by 1/1 which equals 2

What number is an improper fraction always greater than?


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.

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.

How do you find a proper fraction?

A proper fraction's numerator (top number) is smaller than the denominator (bottom number). Some examples are 1/2, 4/7, 3/4, 8/11. To find a proper fraction, look at the numerator (top number) and the denominator (bottom number). There are two other types of fractions: improper fractions and mixed numbers: Improper fractions are those in which the numerator is the same or larger than the denominator. Examples are 14/7, 20/10, 11/4, 4/4, 3/2, etc. Improper fraction will always result in whole or mixed numbers when the numerator is divided by the denominator. Mixed fractions have a whole number and a fraction. Some examples are 5 1/2, 6 7/8, 14 1/4, and 1 1/7.

How do you work out multiplying fractions and whole number as improper and mixes numbers?

When working with mixed numbers it is almost always easier to convert them to improper fractions first, do the whatever (with the improper fraction just like an ordinary fraction) and convert any final improper fraction into a mixed number. To convert a mixed number to an improper fraction, multiply the whole number by the denominator and add the numerator to form the new numerator and keep the denominator the same. For example: 2 3/7 &rarr; (2x7+3)/7 = 17/7 To convert an improper fraction to a mixed number divide the numerator by the denominator to get a whole number quotient and a remainder. The whole number quotient is the whole number and the remainder is put as the numerator over the original denominator as the fraction. For example: 17/7 &rarr; 17 &divide; 7 = 2 r 3 &rarr; 17/7 = 2 3/7

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.

When dividing a fraction is the quotient always a whole number?

Not necessarily.