Question: What is Proper Fraction ?


1/2 , 3/5 , 7/8, and 29/101 are examples of proper fractions.

To be a proper fraction the number on top must be smaller than the number on the bottom. A fraction is an example of a specific type of ratio, in which the two numbers are related in a part-to-whole relationship, rather than as a comparative relation between two separate quantities.

Fractions are used most often when the denominator is relatively small. It is easier to multiply 32 by 3/16 than to do the same calculation using the fraction's decimal equivalent (0.1875).

It is also more accurate to multiply 15 by 1/3, for example, than it is to multiply 15 by a decimal approximation of one third. To change a fraction to a decimal, divide the numerator by the denominator, and round off to the desired accuracy.