Types of fractions

Fractions are mainly classified into three types by the system of their formation.

1.

Proper fraction

proper fraction

A fraction which contains less value in numerator than denominator is called proper fraction.

2.

Improper fraction

improper fraction

A fraction which contains greater value in numerator than denominator is called improper fraction.

3.

Mixed fraction

mixed fraction

A fraction which contains a whole and a fraction is called mixed fraction.

Fractions are also classified into three types by comparing them.

1.

Like fractions

like fractions

The fractions which have same denominators are called like fractions.

2.

Unlike fractions

unlike fractions

The fractions which have different denominators are called unlike fractions.

3.

Equivalent fractions

equal fractions

The fractions which have equal numerical value are called equal fractions.

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