An Introduction to the Fraction Less Than One
Student often think that all fractions are less than one. But this is wrong, some fractions are less than one, some are greater than one and some are equal to one. A fraction is composed of two parts, one is the numerator and the other is the denominator. A fraction will be less than one means the numerator is lower than the denominator. For example, ⅓ is a fractional number. Here, the numerator is 1 and the denominator is 3 and we can see that 1<3; so, it will be a fraction less than one. This type of fraction is called a proper fraction. It is a type of fraction.
Examples of Fractions Less Than One
Suppose you have three pizzas. In the first two images, there are four slices of pizza. When two-slice are left, it will one half of the pizza which is ½ and when one-quarter of the pizza is left, then it will be ¼ and in the last image of pizza, there will be eight slices and only three are left, so the fraction part which is left will be ⅜. Hence, through these examples, it is clear that a proper fraction is just a fraction where the numerator is less than the denominator.
Let’s see one more example for a better understanding. Let's take a fraction where the numerator is lower than the denominator. Suppose the fraction is ⅞. If we will calculate the value of ⅞, it will be equal to 0.875 which is less than one. Hence, it is a fraction whose value is less than one and called a proper fraction.
Example of Proper fraction
Fraction and its types are important and basic concepts of Mathematics. In this article, we have learnt about fractions less than one which is also called proper fractions. The concept of a fraction less than one is clearly explained through examples.