What are the different types of fractions?

3 Answers
May 25, 2018

Different types of fractions are:
1. Proper Fractions
2. Improper Fractions
3.. Mixed Fractions

Explanation:

1. Proper Fractions are the one in which there is a smaller no. in the numerator and a larger no. in the denominator.
2. Improper Fractions are fractions in which there is a larger no. in the numerator and a smaller no. in the denominator.
3. Mixed Fractions are fractions in which there is whole no. followed by a fraction which can either be proper or improper.
May 25, 2018

Three types of fraction:

A proper fraction - $\frac{2}{3} , 5 , 12$ where the numerator is smaller than the denominator

An improper or top heavy - $\frac{13}{3} , \frac{7}{5}$ where the numerator is larger than the denominator

A mixed fraction - $6 \frac{1}{3} , 18 \frac{2}{9}$ whole number(s) and a fraction together.

You can switch from an improper fraction to a mixed number and vice versa.

May 26, 2018

see below

Explanation:

In addition to what has been already said

vulgar fractions $\rightarrow$these are common fraction ( as its name suggests)

$e . g . \frac{1}{3} , \frac{7}{5}$etc

decimal fractions $\rightarrow$ decimal numbers are also called decimal fractions because of a decimal number can be represented by a vulgar fraction

e.g. 0.5=1/2; 0.333......=1/3