Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321825535
ISBN 13: 978-0-32182-553-7

Chapter 3 - Adding and Subtracting Fractions - Summary Exercises - Operations with Fractions - Page 235: 2



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A proper fraction is any fraction that is less than 1 in value. In order words, for a proper fraction, the numerator will be less than the denominator. Therefore, $\frac{4}{3}$ is not a proper fraction, because the numerator of 4 is greater than the denominator of 3. Therefore, the fraction has a value of greater than 1. The fraction is improper.
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