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A proper fraction has a numerator that is smaller in magnitude (absolute value) than its denominator. A fraction that does not meet this criterion is called improper.

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Q: What is the difference between an improper fraction and a proper fraction?
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What is the difference between a proper fraction and an improper fraction?

In an improper fraction the absolute value of the numerator (the top) is bigger than the absolute value of the denominator. An improper fraction is also called a top-heavy fraction.


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What is greater a proper fraction or an improper fraction?

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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.


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If you're asking the difference, then a proper fraction is when the numerator is smaller than the denominator. And an improper fraction is a fraction bigger than whole or when the numerator is larger than the denominator.


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