# 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)
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## 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
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## proper fraction

n (Math) → frazione f propria
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The player in control (Player 1) decides whether players will create proper fractions greater than one-half or less than one-half for that round.
This theme of broader coverage within inclusive instruction also pertained to the range of proper fractions, improper fractions, and mixed numbers.
A comparison of the part-whole and partitive reasoning with unit and non-unit proper fractions. In Proceedings of the Thirtieth Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, edited by D.Y.
When the numerator of a fraction is smaller than the denominator, it's called a proper fraction. Proper fractions represent less than one but more than zero.
Start with the first five digits as denominators respectively (excluding unity) and only consider proper fractions (p/q with p < q), not those improper or vulgar ones where the numerator is greater than the denominator.
Ounces are displayed as proper fractions. A good quality choice if you don't need to weigh more than 3kg.

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