# proper fraction

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## proper fraction

n.
1. A numerical fraction in which the numerator is less than the denominator.
2. A polynomial fraction in which the numerator is of a lower degree than the denominator.

## proper fraction

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

## prop′er frac′tion

n.
a fraction having the numerator less, or lower in degree, than the denominator.
[1665–75]

## prop·er fraction

(prŏp′ər)
A fraction in which the numerator is less than the denominator, such as 1/2 . Compare improper fraction.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 proper fraction - a fraction with a numerator smaller than the denominatorfraction - the quotient of two rational numbersdecimal, decimal fraction - a proper fraction whose denominator is a power of 10
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## proper fraction

n (Math) → frazione f propria
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Player 1 uses two of the cards to create a proper fraction that meets the criterion they established.
When the numerator of a fraction is smaller than the denominator, it's called a proper fraction.
The reverse operation of going from a decimal fraction to a proper fraction is well known for terminating decimals but not so for recurring decimals.
A proper fraction is a fraction whose numerator is smaller than its denominator.
Listening to students' comments helps teachers to discern when students believe that multiplying a proper fraction by an equivalent of I other than 1/1 results in a larger fraction.

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