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Posted by Aarush on July 2, 2024 at 3:11 pmWhat is a fraction greater than 1 called?
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A fraction greater than 1 is called an improper fraction.In an improper fraction:
 The numerator (top number) is greater than the denominator (bottom number).
 For example, 5/3 is an improper fraction because 5 is greater than 3.
Improper fractions can be converted to mixed numbers:
 A mixed number consists of a whole number part and a fractional part.
 To convert an improper fraction to a mixed number:
 Divide the numerator by the denominator.
 The result is the whole number part.
 The remainder becomes the new numerator, and the denominator stays the same.
 For example, 5/3 converts to 1 2/3 (1 whole and 2/3 fractional part).
Improper fractions are useful when performing operations like addition and multiplication with fractions. They avoid the need to borrow or carry between the whole number and fractional parts.