Nobody actually calls fractions where the top number is larger than the bottom number ‘improper’ outside maybe elementary school.
Also to make it well defined you would have to look at the absolute value of the numerator and denominator, since p/q = (-p)/(-q).
I concur. mad is right. no one older than the age of 12 calls them ‘improper fractions’, and no one older than the age of 12 thinks that joke was funny.
(and the kids 12 & under don’t really understand it, so they don’t count)
Of course I make ‘serious’ responses. It amuses me. What surprises me is that anyone else thought my response was funny.
Also, Brant’s joke failed to be funny on a number of levels. I only pointed out one of them.