Types of Fraction:
Three Types of Fractions
There are three types of fraction:
A Fraction (such as 7/4) has two numbers:
The top number is the Numerator, it is the number of parts you have.
The bottom number is the Denominator, it is the number of parts the whole is divided into.
Example: 7/4 means:
We have 7 parts
Each part is a quarter (1/4) of a whole
So we can define the three types of fractions like this:
Proper Fractions: The numerator is less than the denominator
Examples: 1/3, 3/4, 2/7
Improper Fractions: The numerator is greater than (or equal to) the denominator
Examples: 4/3, 11/4, 7/7
Mixed Fractions: A whole number and proper fraction together
Examples: 1 1/3, 2 1/4, 16 2/5