Math K-Plus

Definition Of Proper Fraction

What Is An Proper Fraction?

If the numerator is smaller in value than the denominator of a Fraction, then the fraction is considered a Proper Fraction; provided the denominator is not zero. Or stated another way, any fraction with a value less than one is a Proper Fraction. Here are some examples: 1/5, 2/4, and 7/8.

Recommended reading: Improper Fractions.