# CLASS-4TYPES OF FRACTION

TYPES OF FRACTION -

So far we have learned about fractions, now we will learn about types of fractions. Types of fractions are described below with their probable examples -

1. Unit Fractions -

Unit fractions are those fractions whose numerator is always 1.

1          1          1           1

Example. -  -------, -------, --------, -------

8         10        124        1347

2. Like Fractions -

Like fractions are those fractions which have the same denominator.

3         7        15

Example.-  ------, ------, -------

25        25       25

3. Unlike Fractions -

Unlike fractions are those fractions which have different denominator.

37         20        16

Example.-  -------, -------, -------

43         17        47

4. Proper Fraction -

A fraction whose numerator is less than the denominator is called a proper fraction. N < D or D > N

(The value of proper fraction is always less than 1.)

12         15          22

Example.- -------, --------, --------

25         18          37

5. Improper Fraction -

A fraction whose numerator is greater than or equal to the denominator is called an improper fraction. N ≥ D, or D ≤ N.

(The value of proper fraction is equal to 1 or greater than 1.)

125        75         61

Example.-  -------, -------, -------

29        47         61

6. Mixed Fraction -

A fraction made up of a whole number and a proper fraction is a mixed number or mixed fraction.

15           9          3

Example.- 5-------, 3-------, 7------

17          26          8

For Example - Richard has 5 half apple, and for 5 half apple we can

1       1       1        1       1         5

write -> ---- + ---- + ---- + ---- + ---- =  -----

2       2       2        2       2         2

1         1         1          1          1

So, 5 half apples = ----- + ----- + ------ + ------ + ------

2         2         2          2          2

1

=  2 apples + ----- apple remains

2

5             1          1

Therefore, ------ = 2 + ----- = 2----- is a mix fraction

2              2          2

1

2---- is a mixed numeral or a mixed number since part of the numeral

2

is a whole number(2),and part is a fractional number (1/2).

The whole number part is called integral part. The fraction is called fractional part.