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# What is a fraction that is greater than one called?

Updated: 4/28/2022 Wiki User

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It is called a improper fraction. Wiki User

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### Can a fraction be greater than one?

Yes. They are called "improper fractions."

### A fraction whose numerator is greater than or equal to its denominator?

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

### Why is an improper fraction greater than one?

That's by the way "improper fraction" is defined. An improper fraction is a number greater than one, written as a single fraction.

### 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.

### What type of fraction is greater than one?

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

### What is the definition of an improper fraction?

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.

### What fraction is greater than six an one third?

The fraction seven and one third is one such fraction.

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### How can you tell if a fraction is less than equal to or less than one?

If the fraction has a greater numerator than the denominator than the fraction is greater than one If the fraction has a numerator less than the denominator than the fraction is less than one If the numerator and the denominator are the same numbers than the fraction is equal to one **The numerator is the top number; the denominator is the bottom number**

### What is a fraction greater than one?

It is called an improper fraction. Fractions between 0 and 1 are called proper fractions.3/2, 4/3, 5/4, 6/5, 7/6, 8/7, 9/8, 10/9, etc.Also, any whole number greater than one is a fraction greater than one. ex. 3 = 3/1 or 6/2.

### What is a imperior fraction?

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

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