# Examples of improper fractions

The **improper fractions** are those in which the **numerator** (ie the number going in the top) is equal to or greater than the **denominator** (the number is on the bottom). When this occurs, then it is considered as an **improper fraction** . In addition, this implies that when you proceed with the operation of dividing both numbers; the result obtained will always be equal to or greater than unity.

Remember that when talking about fractions we are dealing with the proportional relationship between two numbers and; In this type of fractions in particular, a characteristic can also be found which is that the numerator will always be greater than the denominator and this makes it possible to represent it by the “ *union of an integer and; another fractional* less than 1 ( **proper fraction** ) ”.

Let’s see an example:

It is necessary to bear in mind that when mentioning that it is a union or combination of numbers; It is because the representation of these fractions is done by placing the integer and; just in its right part the fractional number.

In strict form, the + sign should be placed between the two; but this is usually not true, it must also be considered that the numbers that are made up of a whole number and a fraction are called **mixed numbers.**

As can be seen, when an **improper fraction** is transformed into a mixed number, only the numerator must be decomposed; This makes it divisible by the denominator and the result of this operation will be a whole number.

There is another characteristic of this type of fractions and; is that when two or more **improper fractions** are multiplied, it will always give another improper one; But, when a division is made, the result will depend on the number that it has as a dividend and as a divisor.

Thus, when the dividend is greater than the divisor it will be an **improper fraction; **but if the opposite happens, and the divisor is greater than the dividend; the **fraction will be its own.**

## 7 Examples of improper fractions:

- 4/3
- 7/3
- 6/4 = 3/2
- 93/44
- 100/99
- 77/10
- 74/54 = 37/27