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Q: Why is an improper fraction greater than one?

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An improper fraction is one where the numerator is equal to or greater than the denominator.

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It is called a improper fraction.

Because if you divide out the fraction you get a number bigger than one. (Definition of an improper fraction).

An improper fraction has a numerator greater than the denominator. When the numerator and denominator are equal, that's called "1."

An improper fraction (3/2) greater than (2/2)

And improper fraction is one where the numerator is greater than the denominator.

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I'm reaching far back for this one. I believe an improper fraction is one in which the numerator is greater than the denominator. The numerator is the number 'on top'. The reason it is called improper is that such a fraction has an absolute value that is greater than 1.

An improper fraction has a numerator equal to or greater than its denominator.

An improper fraction is one where the numerator (top number) is greater than the denominator (bottom number).

Yes. They are called "improper fractions."

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