Alissa Fong

MA, Stanford University
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Converting Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers - Problem 2

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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Mixed numbers are easy to place on a number line or graph, but are difficult to use in math calculations with other numbers or fractions. In order to turn a mixed number into an improper fraction, multiply the denominator by the integer, and then add the numerator. The resulting fraction should have a numerator that is larger than its denominator (which is called improper.) It might help to draw a picture to understand why this process works.

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