# How to change an improper fraction into a mixed number

## Question: 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 whole number answer and then write down the remainder above the denominator.

Let us see an example of this conversion.

## Explanation:

Convert 23/4 into a mixed fraction.

- First divide the numerator by the denominator: 23 ÷ 4 = 5 with a remainder of 3
- Write down the 5 and then write down the remainder (3) above the denominator (4)
- So, 23/4 converted into a mixed fraction will be 5¾

### Hence to convert an improper fraction to a mixed fraction, divide the numerator by the denominator, write down the whole number answer and then write down the remainder above the denominator.

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