# improper fraction

- a fraction having the numerator greater than the denominator.

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## Origin of improper fraction^{}

First recorded in 1535–45

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# improper fraction

- a fraction in which the numerator has a greater absolute value or degree than the denominator, as 7/6 or (x ² + 3)/(x + 1)

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# improper fraction

[ĭm-prŏp′ər]

- A fraction in which the numerator is greater than or equal to the denominator, such as 32. Compare proper fraction.

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