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Changing mixed numbers to improper fractions

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Definitions What is a common fraction? A number written with a numerator and a denominator Example: ½

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Numerator: top number of a fraction Denominator: bottom number of a fraction

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What is a mixed number? A whole number plus a proper fraction Example: 2 ½

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Changing a mixed number to an improper fraction: Multiply the whole number times the denominator Add the numerator Denominator stays the same Example: 2 ⅓ = 2 x 3 = 6 + 1 = 7 / 3

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What is an improper fraction? A fraction greater than or equal to 1.

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Quotient- answer to a division problem Divisor- the number on the outside of the bracket that you are dividing by

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Changing an improper fraction to a mixed number Divide the denominator into the numerator Quotient is the whole number Remainder is the numerator Divisor is the denominator

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Example: Change 8 / 3 to a mixed number. Step 1: How many times does the numerator 3 divide into the denominator 8? This number becomes the whole number 2 Step 2: 8 ÷ 3 = 2 with a remainder of 2. The remainder becomes the numerator. Step 3: Now write the Mixed number! 2 2 / 3 The denominator remains the same

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