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Mixed Numbers A mixed number is a number made up of a whole number and a fraction. It means that you have 1 (or more) wholes, and a part (the fraction). A mixed number looks like this: or like this: 1 3/4, depending on how you write it. There are lots of things you can do with mixed numbers; you can add, subtract, multiply, and divide them, just like you can with whole numbers... read more

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Improper Fractions At times you may end up with a strange looking fraction that has a numerator that is larger than a denominator. This is called an improper fraction. In general, you don’t want this, but don’t worry! There’s an easy way to fix it—you turn it into a mixed number. When you have a fraction that looks like this: 9/7, simply divide the numerator by the denominator (divide... read more