
Definition of Proper fraction
1. Noun. A fraction with a numerator smaller than the denominator.
Definition of Proper fraction
1. Noun. (arithmetic) A vulgar fraction in which the magnitude of the numerator is less than or equal to that of the denominator, such as 2/3. ¹
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Proper Fraction
Literary usage of Proper fraction
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Dictionary of Mechanical Science, Arts, Manufactures, and Miscellaneous by Alexander Jamieson (1829)
"A Proper FRACTION, is when the numerator is less than the denominator, as J, j,
f, ft, да, &с. A Compound FRACTION, is a fraction consisting of two or more ..."
2. Algebra: An Elementary Text Book for the Higher Classes of Secondary Schools by George Chrystal (1886)
"Every improper fraction can be expressed as tlie sum of an integral function and
a proper fraction ; and conversely, the sum of an integral function and a ..."
3. Algebra: An Elementary Textbook, for the Higher Classes of Secondary by George Chrystal (1904)
"Every improper fraction can be expressed as the sum of an integral function and
a proper fraction ; and, conversely, l/te sum of an integral function and a ..."
4. Arithmetic: In which the Principles of Operating by Numbers are Analytically by Daniel Adams (1845)
"(i A proper fraction. Since the denominator shows the number of parts ... it is
then called a proper fraction. Thus, i, 2 &.c. are proper fractious. ..."
5. Arithmetic: In which the Principles of Operating by Numbers are Analytically by Daniel Adams (1837)
"A proper fraction. Since the denominator shows the number of parts necessary" to
make a whole thing, or 1, it is plain, that, when the numerator is less ..."
6. Elements of Algebra by George Albert Wentworth (1883)
"Any proper fraction in its lowest terms may be converted into a terminated
continued fraction. Let  be such a fraction ; a then *=!=_! ..."