# improper fraction

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## improper fraction

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

## improper fraction

n
(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

n.
a fraction having the numerator greater than the denominator.
[1535–45]

## im·prop·er fraction

(ĭm-prŏp′ər)
A fraction in which the numerator is greater than or equal to the denominator, such as 3/2 . Compare proper fraction.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 improper fraction - a fraction whose numerator is larger than the denominatorfraction - the quotient of two rational numbers
Translations
كَسْر غَير حَقيقي
nepravý zlomek
áltört
óeiginlegt brot

nepravý zlomok
bileşik kesir

n (Math) →

## improper

(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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Real understanding of similarity between a mixed fraction and improper fraction is ambiguous in this and the next question.
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.
The most striking result was the comparison between items that presented a fraction that was greater than one as an improper fraction and those presented as mixed numbers (t(27) = 7.
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.
An improper fraction is a fraction whose numerator is larger than its denominator, and whose value is greater than a whole unit.
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.
For example, a problem-solving behavior to solve a fraction question such as "adding mixed fractions" could be as follows: converting a mixed number to an improper fraction, reducing fractions to a common denominator, adding fractions with common denominators, and converting an improper fraction to a mixed number.
When Hannah observed some other students struggling and laughing with a more challenging fractions drop ball game, she was giggling at their attempts to place an improper fraction on the line correctly.
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).
Traditional instruction for such a problem would involve finding a common denominator, adding to create an improper fraction, then dividing to find wholes, as shown in figure 1.

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