How to change an improper fraction into a mixed number?
A mixed number consists of a whole number and a proper fraction.
Answer: To convert an improper fraction to a mixed fraction, divide the numerator by the denominator, write down the quotient as the whole number and the remainder as the numerator on top of the same denominator.
Let us see an example of this conversion.
Convert 23/4 into a mixed fraction.
- First, divide the numerator by the denominator: 23 ÷ 4 = 5 . Here, 5 is the quotient, and 3 is the remainder.
- Write down 5 as the whole number and the remainder (3) as the new numerator on the same old denominator (4).
- So, 23/4 converted into a mixed fraction will be 5¾