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**Changing Improper Fractions to Mixed Fractions**

Learning Objective 7n2.2

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**What is an Improper Fraction?**

An Improper fraction has a top (numerator) number larger than (or equal to) the bottom (denominator) number, Its “Top Heavy” Examples:

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**Is This an Improper Fraction?**

19 10 YES!!!!

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**What is a Mixed Fraction?**

A Mixed Fraction is a whole number and a proper fraction combined, such as 1 3/4.

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**How you Change an Improper Fraction to a Mixed Fraction**

First figure out if its an improper fraction by looking to see if the top number is bigger than the bottom number. 8 Yes 3 No

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**Next you divide the top number by the bottom number**

Now that we know 8 is an improper 5 fraction we can divide 8 by goes into 8, 1 time with 3 left over.

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**We take the remaining 3 and make it into a fraction**

We take the remaining 3 and make it into a fraction. The remaining 3 will always go over the original denominator. The number of times the denominator goes into the numerator always goes in front of the remaining fraction such as: 1 3 5

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Practice Are these improper fractions? If so change it into a mixed fractions.

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Practice Answers YES

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Practice Are these improper fractions? If so change it into a mixed fraction.

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Answers Yes No 2 2 5

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Recap To change an improper fraction to a mixed number you divide the numerator by the denominator. The number of times its divided is written first. Then the remainder is put into a fraction with the remainder over the original denominator. 1 4 5

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