# How to compare an improper fraction and a proper fraction?

Let us understand the proper and improper fractions in more detail.

## Answer: An improper fraction is always greater than a proper fraction {If N > D then it is an improper fraction and if D < N then it is a proper fraction}.

Let us try to compare an improper fraction and a proper fraction.

**Explanation:**

A fraction is in the format of Numerator/Denominator = N / D

- If N > D then it is an improper fraction
- examples: 5/3, 8/7, etc;

- If D < N then it is a proper fraction
- examples: 1/2, 6/7, etc;

An improper fraction is always greater than 1 and a proper fraction is always less than 1.