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##### Asked by: Blasinda Prentice

business and finance interest rates# How do you make an improper fraction into a mixed number?

**To convert an improper fraction to a mixed fraction,followthese steps:**

- Divide the numerator by the denominator.
- Write down the whole
**number**answer. - Then write down any remainder above the denominator.

Similarly, you may ask, how do you make a fraction into a whole number?

You can make any **fraction** into a**wholenumber** by multiplying the **fraction** by thesame**number** in the denominator. For example, if you multiply1/3by 3, you get 1; if you multiply 1/2 by 2, you get 1; ifyoumultiply 2/3 by 3, you would get 2.

**Mixed Numbers**and Improper Fractions. A

**mixednumber**is a combination of a whole

**number**andafraction. For

**example**, if you have two whole apples andonehalf apple, you could describe this as 2 +

^{1}/2apples,or 2

^{1}/2 apples.

Also know, how do you reduce mixed fractions?

To change a **mixed fraction** to animproper**fraction** we write the whole number as a**fraction** withthe given denominator and then add thenumerators. To **reduce**a **mixed fraction**, we need only**reduce** the fractionalpart of the **mixed fraction** bypulling out the commonfactor.

Mixed **numbers** have a **whole number**followedby the fraction (2 1/2). You would say "two and one half."Theother format is an improper fraction where the numerator isgreaterthan the denominator (**5/2**).