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Proper and improper fractions Fraction type Definition Examples Proper fraction The numerator is smaller than the denominator. Improper fraction The numerator is equal to, or larger than, the denominator. Mixed numeral A quantity expressed as a whole number and a proper fraction. 2 –– 5 7 –– 5 3 –– 11 3 –– 2 1 –– (1) 1 3 1 ––12 3 ––8 Mixed numerals 1 1 ––4 0 1 –– 4 2 –– 4 3 –– 4 1 5 –– 4 2 3 1 ––4 1 ––4 6 –– 4 7 –– 4 2 Proper fractions Improper fractions For more homework help, tips and info sheets go to www.schoolatoz.com.au © Owned by State of NSW through the Department of Education and Communities 2011. This work may be freely reproduced and distributed for non-commercial educational purposes only. Permission must be received from the department for all other uses. 1/1