Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321867327
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Chapter 5 - Number Theory and the Real Number System - 5.3 The Rational Numbers - Concept and Vocabulary Check - Page 284: 2


improper; the numerator is greater than the denominator

Work Step by Step

$\frac{17}{5}$ is an improper fraction because the numerator is bigger than the denominator. After all, 17, which is in the numerator, is greater than 5, which is in the denominator.
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