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Fraction Types

Unity

Any number divided by itself is 1.

1 = 11 = 22 = 33 = ... = 

6,782

 = ...

6,782

Equivalent

Fractions which have the same value are called equivalent fractions.

2

 = 46

6

 = 11,95817,937 = ...

3 9

Proper

A proper fraction is one where the numerator is less than the denominator.

19 ( 1 < 9 )

58 ( 5 < 8 )

Improper

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

32 ( 3 > 2 )

197 ( 19 > 7 )

Mixed

A mixed number is a fraction which has a whole number combined with a proper fraction, like 112 (which has the same value as the improper fraction 32).

Compound

A compound fraction is a fraction where either or both the numerator and the denominator are fractions themselves.

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