By a fraction, we mean a part of a whole. It is always of the p/q, where p, q (≠0) are integers. p is called the numerator and q is called the denominator of the fraction p/q. In this post, we will learn different types of fractions with examples.

## Types of Fraction

Here, we list various types of fractions along with their definition and examples.

**1.** **Proper Fraction:**

A fraction is called a proper fraction if its numerator is less than the denominator. For example, 1/2, 5/7, 1/10, 9/100 are proper fractions.

**2.** **Improper Fraction:**

A fraction is said to be an improper fraction if its numerator is greater than the denominator. For example, 3/2, 7/2, 9/5 are improper fractions.

**3.** **Mixed Fraction:**

A mixed fraction is obtained by the combination of a natural number and a fraction. So it is one of the form an improper fraction.

For example, $2 \dfrac{1}{3}$ is an example of a mixed fraction as it is a combination of the natural number 2 and the fraction 1/3.

**4.** **Like Fraction:**

Fractions having the same denominator are called like fractions. They are also known as similar fractions.

For example, 2/7, 3/7, 9/7, 11/7, 100/7 are like fractions as all of them have the same denominator 7.

**5.** **Unlike Fraction:**

Fractions having different denominators are called unlike fractions. They are also known as dissimilar fractions.

For example, 1/7, 3/10 are unlike fractions as they have different denominators 7 and 10.

**6.** **Unit Fraction:**

A fraction is called a unit fraction if its numerator is 1.

For example, 1/2, 1/3 are unit fractions.

**7.** **Equivalent Fraction:**

Two or more fractions are said to be equivalent if they have the same simplified reduced form.

See that 2/4=1/2. So 1/2 and 2/4 are examples of equivalent fractions.

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**Remark:**

From above, we see that there are 7 types of fractions; but when we talk about types of fractions, we mainly focus on the main 3 types of fractions given below. These types are determined by looking at their numerator and denominator.

- Proper fractions
- Improper fractions
- Mixed fractions.

## FAQs

### Q1: What are the types of fractions?

**Answer**: There are seven types of fractions. They are

1. Proper fractions

2. Improper fractions

3. Mixed fractions

4. Like/Similar fractions

5. Unlike/Dissimilar fractions

6. Unit fractions

7. Equivalent fractions