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:**

*A
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:**

*A
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:**

*When
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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Types of Fractions

**Related Concept**

● Representation of a Fraction

● Properties of Equivalent Fractions

● Comparison of Like Fractions

● Comparison of Fractions having the same Numerator

● Conversion of Fractions into Fractions having Same Denominator

● Conversion of a Fraction into its Smallest and Simplest Form

● Addition of Fractions having the Same Denominator

● Subtraction of Fractions having the Same Denominator

● Addition and Subtraction of Fractions on the Fraction Number Line

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