# A proper fraction is a fraction whose numerator is?

A proper fraction is a fraction whose numerator is less than the denominator.

### What is the difference between proper and improper fraction?

A proper fraction is a fraction whose numerator is less than its denominator, meaning its value is less than 1. An improper fraction is one whose numerator is greater than its denominator, meaning its value is more than 1. An improper fraction can always be written as a mixed number ... an integer plus a proper fraction.