# 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.