﻿ GreeneMath.com - Mixed Numbers & Improper Fractions Lesson

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In this section, we learn how to convert an improper fraction into a mixed number. We do this by dividing the numerator by the denominator. We take the quotient as the whole number part, and the remainder from the division as the numerator for the fraction part. The denominator for the fraction part is taken from the improper fraction. Additionally, we learn how to reverse this process and convert a mixed number into an improper fraction. To do this, we multiply the denominator of the fraction part by the whole number part. We then add the result to the numerator of the fraction part. This number becomes the numerator for the improper fraction. The denominator for the improper fraction is the same as the denominator from the fraction part of the mixed number.
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# In this Section:

In this section, we learn how to convert an improper fraction into a mixed number. We do this by dividing the numerator by the denominator. We take the quotient as the whole number part, and the remainder from the division as the numerator for the fraction part. The denominator for the fraction part is taken from the improper fraction. Additionally, we learn how to reverse this process and convert a mixed number into an improper fraction. To do this, we multiply the denominator of the fraction part by the whole number part. We then add the result to the numerator of the fraction part. This number becomes the numerator for the improper fraction. The denominator for the improper fraction is the same as the denominator from the fraction part of the mixed number.