**Some Basic Terms and Rules of Fractions**

- The numbers in a fraction are called the
*numerator*, on the top, and the*denominator*, on the bottom./^{numerator}_{denominator} have a numerator**Proper**fractionsthan the denominator.*smaller*

Examples include^{1}/_{2},^{3}/_{4}and^{7}/_{8}.have a numerator**Improper**fractionsthan the denominator.*larger*

Examples include^{5}/_{4},^{3}/_{2}and^{101}/_{7}.