improper fraction

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improper fraction

A fraction in which the numerator is larger than or equal to the denominator.

improper fraction

(Mathematics) a fraction in which the numerator has a greater absolute value or degree than the denominator, as or (x2 + 3)/(x + 1)

improp′er frac′tion

a fraction having the numerator greater than the denominator.

im·prop·er fraction

A fraction in which the numerator is greater than or equal to the denominator, such as 3/2 . Compare proper fraction.
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Noun1.improper fraction - a fraction whose numerator is larger than the denominator
fraction - the quotient of two rational numbers
كَسْر غَير حَقيقي
nepravý zlomek
óeiginlegt brot
nepravý zlomok
bileşik kesir

improper fraction

n (Math) → frazione f impropria


(imˈpropə) adjective
(of behaviour etc) not acceptable; indecent; wrong. improper suggestions.
impropriety (imprəˈpraiəti) noun
improper fraction
a fraction which is larger than 1. 7/5 is an improper fraction.
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Sprint" (2 min; introduced in Lesson 10) provided strategic, speeded practice on four measurement interpretation topics: identifying whether fractions are equivalent to 1/2; comparing the value of proper fractions; comparing the value of a proper and an improper fraction; and identifying whether numbers are proper fractions, improper fractions, or mixed numbers.
In an improper fraction the numerator of the fraction is larger than the denominator.
After the conceptual lesson, Rachel was again interviewed, and when asked to convert a mixed number to an improper fraction, she incorrectly applied a procedure before she corrected herself by drawing a picture.
She used the calculator to connect fractions and decimals by computing the exact answer to an improper fraction.
Questions include anything from which two colors make up an Oreo cookie to which American author wrote ``The Catcher in the Rye'' to how do you change 1 3/8 into an improper fraction to how did the Chinese use tea to how many feet are there in a mile.
This error is a student-developed modification of the poorly understood short-cut algorithm for renaming a mixed number as an improper fraction (see Category I example E).
We choose not to demonstrate the consequences of rolling an improper fraction, as we prefer this to arise naturally during the game.
This came about because the author previously reviewed that the denominator meant "the number of pieces it takes to make a whole", rather than "the number of pieces in all" to clarify confusion and allow the definition to include improper fractions.
The recently dubbed California Teacher of the Year had 26 raps explaining everything between exponents and improper fractions.