I'm trying to find a term that refers to 'n' in this equation.

0<n<1

Basically, it's any number that is greater than 0 and less than 1.

Any idea?

Thanks much!!

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I'm trying to find a term that refers to 'n' in this equation.

0<n<1

Basically, it's any number that is greater than 0 and less than 1.

Any idea?

Thanks much!!

Thank you very much

I don't think that is the term you are looking for.

For instance - 1/4 = - 0.25, and -1/2 = - 0.5

(The numbers to the right of the equations above are called decimals)

The 'n' can not be negative .(Negative number is not greater than zero)

But thank you for sharing info

decimals and proper fractions as mentioned already.

Example

1/2 = .50 = 50%

Not strictly accurate, Hebe. Any non-repeating, non-terminating decimal between 0 and +1 (the scope of the current context) would be classified mathematically as an 'irrational number.'These types of numbers are called "rational numbers"

For the life of me, I can't think of a single term other than Panj's 'proper fractions' to describe numbers between 0 and +1. One for the mathematicians?

Thank you everyone for your help

Not strictly accurate, Hebe. Any non-repeating, non-terminating decimal between 0 and +1 (the scope of the current context) would be classified mathematically as an 'irrational number.'

For the life of me, I can't think of a single term other than Panj's 'proper fractions' to describe numbers between 0 and +1. One for the mathematicians?

That’s right Moglet: the scope above falls within the set of Real (non-integer) numbers (which includes the sets of both rational and irrational numbers). Yet, as I pointed out they can be lower than zero (negative numbers). As for numbers greater than zero, I really don’t think that there is any specific classification other than Natural Numbers (integers greater than zero, which fall out of the scope given here) .

Best regards

If you are referring to all numbers that lie between 0 and 1, then I don't know of any standard term for them. Note that they are not all simple fractions, though all simple fractions are in that interval. For example, 2/3 is not a "simple fraction" (or "unit fraction"). Moreover, many of the numbers between 0 and 1 are irrational, and therefore cannot be expression as the ratio of two integers, so I don't think that "proper fraction" works, either.

__Informally__, I might use the term "proportion" for such a number.

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A proper fraction where the numerator is smaller than the denominator I guess? it can't be a mixed number or an improper fraction I'll tell you that.

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