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Question from tim, a student:

The question asks me to find a counter example for:

the quotient of 2 proper fractions is a proper fraction

Hi Tim.

A proper fraction is a fraction whose numerator is smaller than its denominator.

If you have a quotient of 2 proper fractions and the top fraction is larger than the bottom fraction, you don't have a proper fraction.

Stephen La Rocque.

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