What Is The Difference Between A Proper Fraction And A Mixed Number?


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A proper fraction is one that has a numerator smaller than its denominator. Example:   23/24  A mixed number is the side-by-side combination of an integer and a fraction (which is usually, but may not be, a proper fraction). The integer is written on the left. The form with an improper fraction is most often seen only as an intermediate step in mixed number addition and subtraction. Examples:    3 5/8    3 5/8 - 3/4 = 2 13/8 - 6/8 = 2 7/8
In either case, the fraction is in reduced form if the numerator and denominator have no common factors.

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