or simple fraction
or common fraction
or vulgar fraction
is a number of the form
, where m
are integer numbers, m
(the number above the line) is called numerator and n
(the number below the line) is called denominator.
Denominator should not be equal to zero.
The word fraction
is from Latin word fractus
which means broken.
The word vulgar
is from Latin word vulgar
which means common.
Proper and improper fractions
A simple fraction is called a proper fraction
if the absolute value of the fraction numerator (numerator without the sign) is less then fraction denominator. Otherwise a fraction is called improper fraction
Examples of proper fractions:
Examples of improper fractions:
A fraction written in the form of an integer number and proper fraction is called a mixed number
, it can be also called mixed fraction
or mixed numeral
Examples of mixed numbers:
A mixed fraction can be written in the form of improper fraction, as an integer number can be always presented as improper fraction with any denominator, for example:
= 5 +
Then the formula for representing mixed numbers
as improper fractions
How to use Fraction Converter App
Input a proper/improper fraction or a mixed number and click "CONVERT"
to get the corresponding decimal number.