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June 19th

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# Changing Improper Fractions to Mixed Numbers

An improper fraction occurs when the numerator is larger than the denominator. This fraction is actually larger than 1 whole. Therefore, when we change it to a mixed number, we have .

Steps for changing improper fractions to mixed numbers:

Example: Change 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! The denominator remains the same.

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