The various types of fractions are:
1. Like Fractions:
The fractions having the same denominators are known as like fractions.
We know that fractions such as 2/5, 3/5, 5/5, 7/5, 9/5, ….etc., are like fractions.
2. The same Numerator Fractions:
The factors having the same numerators are called the same numerator fractions.
Fractions such as 2/5, 2/7, 2/9, 2/11, …………, etc., are same numerator fractions.
3. Unit Fractions:
The fractions having one (1) as their numerator are called unit fractions.
1/3, 1/5, 1/7, 1/9, …………, etc., are unit fractions.
4. Proper fractions:
fraction in which the denominator is greater than the numerator is
called a proper fraction. We can also say that a fraction with its
numerator less than the denominator is known as a proper fraction.
1/2, 2/3, 4/5, 5/6, 7/10, 9/11, 11/21, 35/45, ……….., etc., are proper fractions.
5. Improper Fractions:
fraction in which the denominator is smaller than or equal to its
numerator is called an improper fraction. We can also say that a
fraction with its numerator greater than or equal to the denominator is
known as an improper fraction.
5/3, 9/5, 11/7, 17/8, 21/14, 19/15, …….., etc., are improper fractions.
6. Mixed Fractions:
an improper fraction is written as a combination of a whole number and a
proper number, it becomes a mixed fraction or mixed number.
As: 6/5 = 5 + 1/5 = 5/5 + 1/5 = 1 + 1/5 = 11/5
11/2, 11/4, 23/4, 35/7, 51/9, ……….., etc., are mixed fractions.
(All types of fraction may be categorized into three kinds, i.e., proper, improper and mixed fraction).
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