Improper Fractions Resources

Supposed you have the improper fraction 60/8.  This can be converted to the mixed number by dividing first (resulting in 7 4/8) and then reducing to 7 1/2,  OR you can reduce first to 15/2...

Seam bought a record player for \$7.25, his father has old albums which play at 33 and a third revolutions per minute. How many revolutions would an album make in twenty minutes

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

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