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# When the number of a fraction is smaller then denominator?

Updated: 9/25/2023

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When the numerator of a fraction is smaller than the denominator, that's a proper fraction.

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### What happens to a fraction if its denominator is increased or decreased?

If a fraction's denominator is increased, the number gets smaller. If a fraction's denominator is decreased, the number gets bigger.

### How do you turn a fraction with out a whole number into an improper fraction?

If the fraction's numerator is greater than its denominator, then it already is an improper fraction. If its numerator is smaller than its denominator, then there's nothing you can do to it to turn it into an improper fraction.

### When the numerator of a fraction is smaller the the denominator it is a what fraction?

A proper fraction

### What is it called when the top number is smaller than the bottom number?

A proper fraction has the top number (the numerator) smaller than the bottom number (the denominator).

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As long as the whole number is not zero, it becomes a unit fraction with a larger denominator, ie one with a smaller value.

### When the numerator of a fraction is smaller than the denominator it is a?

It is a proper fraction and if the numerator &gt; denominator than it is an improper fraction.

### How can you tell if a fraction is bigger or smaller?

The bigger the denominator(lowest) the smaller the fraction

### Why cant you compare the denominator but you can compare the numerator?

You can compare the denominators.If the numerators are the same, the fraction with the bigger denominator has the smaller value.You can compare the denominators.If the numerators are the same, the fraction with the bigger denominator has the smaller value.You can compare the denominators.If the numerators are the same, the fraction with the bigger denominator has the smaller value.You can compare the denominators.If the numerators are the same, the fraction with the bigger denominator has the smaller value.

### How do you know if a fraction is proper?

There is no whole number immediately in front of the fraction. And, for the fractional part, the numerator (the top number) is smaller than the denominator (the bottom number).

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Regular fraction

### When the numerator is smaller then the denominator it is what kind of fraction?

A proper fraction