Converting improper fractions to mixed numbers.
All improper fraction can be converted to a mixed number:
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To convert an improper fraction to a mixed numbers, follow these steps:
- Divide the numerator by the denominator.
- The quotient (without the remainder) becomes the whole number part of the mixed number. The remainder becomes the numerator of the fractional part.
- The new denominator is the same as the denominator of the improper fraction.
Example of converting improper fractions to mixed number.
Example 1.To convert an improper fraction
Having divided 255 on 4 we will find the whole part and a residue of division
the whole part is 63 and a residue of division is 3 then
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