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Is a whole number an improper fraction. For example, is 4 an improper fraction? Is 4 an improper fraction? Is 4 the simplest form for 20/5? Are 4 and 20/5 equivalent fractions? I'm a teacher. I am teaching elementary math (K-5).Thanks, Joe |
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Hi Joe, Yes, 4 is an improper fraction. An improper fraction is one whose numerator is greater than or equal to its denominator. Equivalently it is any fraction that is greater than or equal to 1. 4 and 20/5 are equivalent fraction, and 4 is in simplest form. 4 Penny |