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A fraction is a number with the form: \[ {n \over d} \]
\[{3 \over 7} \; , \; {2 \over 10} \; and \; {17 \over 26} \] are all proper fractions.
\[ {31 \over 5} \; , \; {15 \over 10} \; , \; -{7 \over 4} \; and \; {37 \over 23} \] are all improper fractions.
\[ 3{1 \over 5} \; , \; 2 {5 \over 8} \; and \; 4 {1 \over 2} \] are all mixed numbers or mixed fractions.
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Frazer says "The important thing to remember when converting an improper fraction to a mixed fraction is that a fraction represent the division of the numerator by the denominator."
So in other words: \[ {a \over b} \; = \; a ÷ b \]
How to Convert an Improper Fraction to a Mixed Number:
Divide the numerator by the denominator.
Dividing the numerator by the denominator gives us: 23 ÷ 5 = 4 r 3
So this means that \[ {23 \over 5} = 4 {3 \over 5} \]
Dividing the numerator by the denominator gives us: 19 ÷ 7 = 2 r 5
So this means that \[ {19 \over 7} = 2 {5 \over 7} \]
Dividing the numerator by the denominator gives us: 27 ÷ 4 = 6 r 3
So this means that \[ {27 \over 4} = 6 {3 \over 4} \]
Dividing the numerator by the denominator gives us: 32 ÷ 9 = 3 r 5
So this means that \[ {32 \over 9} = 3 {5 \over 9} \]
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Frazer says "You can convert a mixed fraction, or mixed number, into an improper fraction by following these two simple steps:
Step 1
Change the whole number part into a fraction by multiplying it by the denominator, then putting it over the denominator.
Step 2
Add on the fraction part of the mixed number by adding the two numerators.
Step 1)
Multiply the denominator by the integer part gives us: 3 x 5 = 15.
This means that: \[ 3 = {15 \over 5} \]
Step 2)
This gives us: \[ 3{1 \over 5} = {15 \over 5} + {1 \over 5} = {16 \over 5} \]
Final answer \[ 3{1 \over 5} \; = \; {16 \over 5} \]
Step 1)
Multiply the denominator by the integer part gives us: 5 x 7 = 35.
This means that: \[ 5 = {35 \over 7} \]
Step 2)
Add on the fraction part: \[ 5{4 \over 7} = {35 \over 7} + {4 \over 7} = {39 \over 7} \]
Final answer \[ 5{4 \over 7} \; = \; {39 \over 7} \]
Combining the two steps gives us:
\[ 9 {2 \over 3} = {(9 \times 3) + 2 \over 3} = {27 + 2 \over 3} = {29 \over 3} \]
Combining the two steps gives us:
\[ 3 {6 \over 7} = {(3 \times 7) + 6 \over 7} = {21 + 6 \over 7} = {27 \over 7} \]
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