improper fraction(redirected from improper fractions)
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an arithmetic fraction whose numerator is greater than or equal to the denominator—for example, 5/3, 4/2, and 7/7. An improper fraction can be represented, by separating its integral part, in the form of a mixed number—that is, a number having an integral part and a fractional part, for example,
Conversely, every mixed number can be written in the form of an improper fraction, for example,