Improper Fractions

 

Improper fraction:
Fractions with the numerator either equal to or greater than the denominator are called improper fraction. (Numerator = denominator or, Numerator > denominator). The value of an improper fraction is always equal to or greater than 1.

Fractions like 5/4, 17/5, 5/2 etc. are not proper fractions.  

These are improper fractions. The fraction 7/7 is an improper fraction.

Mixed fraction:

A combination of a proper fraction and a whole number is called a mixed fraction.

are examples of mixed fraction.

 

Example :

Express the following improper fractions as mixed fraction.

17/4

Therefore it is