When and why do you need to change mixed numbers to improper fractions?

When and why do you need to change mixed numbers to improper fractions?

by definition an improper must be larger that a whole right?

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...

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how to solve the fraction 11/12-1/6

Whats 7 divided by -6? Whats the fraction ?

how do I add 1/2+1/4 and change it to improper fraction

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

bimproper fraction to a mixed number and simplify

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