Proper fraction: In a fraction, if the numerator is smaller than the denominator, then it is called as a proper fraction. Examples: 3/5, 4/15, 9/21. Improper fraction: In a fraction, if the numerator is greater than the denominator, then it is called as an improper fraction. Examples: 9/5, 11/3, 21/17

**Types of fractions: **

Represent the following figure in
fraction.

It is 3 /8. In this, 3 is the
numerator which is smaller than the denominator, that is, 3 < 8.

This type of fraction is called as
proper fraction.

**Proper fraction:** In a fraction, if the numerator is
smaller than the denominator, then it is called as a proper fraction

Examples: 3/5, 4/15, 9/21.

**Improper fraction:** In a fraction, if the numerator is
greater than the denominator, then it is called as an improper fraction.

Examples: 9/5, 11/3, 21/17

__Mixed fraction:__

Kavitha had five dosas. She wanted to
share the dosas among herself and her 3 friends equally. Each one got a dosa.
She didn’t know how to divide the remaining one dosa equally.

So, she requested her teacher to help.
The teacher asked her to divide the remaining 1 dosa into 4 parts, so that each
one would get 1 out of 4 parts. Teacher explained her how much did each one of
them get out of 5 dosas. That is, each one got 1 and 1 /4 dosas.

Also, she told her that these type of fractions
are called mixed fractions.

A fraction which contains a whole number and a
proper fraction is called as a mixed fraction. In the above situation, 1 is the
whole number and
1/4 is the proper fraction.

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