Class 6 Maths Fractions Types of Fractions

Types of Fractions

There are three major types of fractions:

  • Proper Fraction
  • Improper Fraction
  • Mixed Fraction

Proper Fractions

  • Fractions where numerator is always less than the denominator.
  • It is called proper because the number of parts will always be lesser than the total number of parts. For e.g. 1/3, 1/6, 2/7, 9/10 and so on.
  • The value of a proper fraction will always be less than 1.

Improper Fractions

  • Fractions where numerator is always more than the denominator.
  • It is called improper because the number of parts will be greater than the total number of parts. For e.g. 5/3, 9/6, 8/7, 14/10 and so on.
  • The value of a proper fraction will always be greater than 1.

Mixed Fraction

  • Fractions where there is a combination of a whole and a fractional part. For e.g.

  • All Improper fractions can be expressed as mixed fractions

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