An improper fraction is a fraction where the numerator (the top number) is greater than or equal to the denominator (the bottom number). In other words, it is top-heavy.

Example: 5/3 (five thirds) and 9/8 (nine eighths) are improper fractions

Improper fractions are NOT bad.

Example: 5/3 (five thirds) and 9/8 (nine eighths) are improper fractions

Improper fractions are NOT bad.

See: Proper Fraction