# Types of fractions

You have the studied the concept of fraction and let’s get started to learn the different types of fractions and their properties with understandable geometrical explanation.

## Basic classification

The fractions are mainly classified into three types.

### Proper fractions

A fraction whose denominator is greater than the numerator is called a proper fraction.

### Improper fractions

A fraction whose denominator is less than the numerator is called an improper fraction.

### Mixed fractions

An improper fraction that contains a mixer of a whole quantity and a proper fraction is called a mixed fraction.

### Further classification

The fundamental fractions can be further classified into three more types.

### Like fractions

The fractions that have same denominator are called the like fractions.

### Unlike fractions

The fractions that contain different denominators are called the unlike fractions.

### Equivalent fractions

The fractions that have equal value are called the equivalent fractions or equal fractions.

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