# Types of fractions

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

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### Proper fraction

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

2.

### Improper fraction

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

3.

### 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

The fractions which have same denominators are called like fractions.

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### Unlike fractions

The fractions which have different denominators are called unlike fractions.

3.

### Equivalent fractions

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