Alissa Fong

MA, Stanford University
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Converting Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers - Problem 1

Alissa Fong
Alissa Fong

MA, Stanford University
Teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area

Alissa is currently a teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area and Brightstorm users love her clear, concise explanations of tough concepts

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To rewrite an improper fraction as a mixed number, we are not changing the value, but making it into the sum of a whole integer and a proper fraction. Mixed numbers are often easier to understand in our heads and relate to other integers than are improper fractions. First, look at the denominator and decide how many times the bottom would multiply into the numerator. This will be your whole number. The remainder will be the numerator of the next fraction. The denominator of the new fractional part is the same as the original denominator.

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