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An improper fraction is one in which the numerator is equal to or greater than the denominator, such as ^ , ^ , or ^ . 4.
An Epitome of Navigation and Nautical Astronomy, with Improved Lunar Tables ... - Page 4
by Janet Taylor - 1851 - 621 pages

Iron: An Illustrated Weekly Journal for Iron and Steel ..., Volume 6

Perry Fairfax Nursey - Industrial arts - 1827 - 588 pages
...thing into s equal parts, and take but four of those parts, there would be four parts left, ..'ml. Au improper fraction is that in which the numerator is equal to, or of greater value than the denominator : thus, ~j > ï , т> < > are improper fractions. 3rd. A compound...

An Epitome of Navigation and Nautical Astronomy with the Improved Lunar Tables

Janet Taylor - Nautical astronomy - 1842 - 592 pages
...are termed Vulgar Fractions, and are cither proper or improper. A proper fraction is a fraction whose denominator is greater than the numerator. An improper...of ciphers annexed, is called a Decimal Fraction, as т'5, TJ,j, -гаэл &с. lt is, however, more usually, and more convenicntly expressed by setting...

Elements of Arithmetic: For Schools and Academies. In which Decimal and ...

Pliny Earle Chase - Arithmetic - 1844 - 246 pages
...denominator, and the fraction is therefore less than 1, as {, ft, f f. An improper fraction, is one in which the numerator is equal- to, or greater than the denominator. In the former case, the fraction is equal to 1, — as } j, f, ]|. In the latter, it is more than 1,...

The Elements of Arithmetic ... in which Decimal and Integral Arithmetic are ...

Pliny Earle Chase - 1844 - 258 pages
...denominator, and the fraction is therefore less than 1, as 2, -ft, ff. An improper fraction, is one in which the numerator is equal to, or greater than the denominator. In the former case, the fraction is equal to 1, — as -J--J-, J, J|. In the latter, it is more than...

Smith and Duke's The American Statistical Arithmetic: Designed for Academies ...

Francis Henney Smith - Arithmetic - 1845 - 300 pages
...|, &c., are proper fractions. A proper fraction is always less than 1., An Improper Fraction is one in which the numerator is equal to or greater than the denominator ; thus, |, .?, |, «, are improper fractions. A Simple Fraction is a single fraction, in which there...

The American Statistical Arithmetic: Designed for Academies and Schools

Francis Henney Smith - Arithmetic - 1845 - 710 pages
...^, &c., are proper fractions. A proper fraction is always less than 1 . An Improper Fraction is one in which the numerator is equal to or greater than the denominator; thus, |, |, §, !j, are improper fractions. A Simple Fraction is a single fraction, in which there...

The Elements of Arithmetic...: In which Decimal and Integral ..., Part 2

Pliny Earle Chase - Arithmetic - 1848 - 244 pages
...denominator, and the fraction is therefore less than 1, as f, /T, if. An improper fraction, is one in which the numerator is equal to, or greater than the denominator. In the former case, the fraction is equal to 1, — as }}, J, if. In the latter, it is more than 1,...

Stoddard's American Intellectual Arithmetic

John Fair Stoddard - Arithmetic - 1860 - 180 pages
...denominator, the value is less than a unit, and the exprassion is called a proper fraction ; — but when the numerator is equal to or greater than the denominator the value is equal to or greater than a unit, and the expression is called an improper fraction. 46. Eeduce 1...