###### Alissa Fong

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# Converting Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers - Concept

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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A fraction where the number in the top is larger than the number in the bottom is called an improper fraction. This form is used for math calculations, like adding, subtracting, multiplying or dividing. Sometimes we write an improper fraction as a mixed number, which is an integer added to a proper fraction. Mixed numbers are easier to place on a number line, relate to word problems, or place on a graph.

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