How to Convert an Improper Fraction Into a Mixed Number

This is an article that hopes to give some insight for people who are struggling to learn fractions. This is a how-to on turning an improper fraction into a mixed number.

Converting an improper fraction to a mixed number is the same as converting a mixed number into an improper fraction. However you are going to do the steps in reverse. To understand converting a mixed number to an improper fraction, please visit the following link.

Converting An Improper Fraction To A Mixed Number

Step 1

Divide the numerator by the denominator. The quotient, disregarding the remainder, is the integral part of the mixed number.

Step 2

Place the remainder, if any, over the denominator. This is the fractional part of the mixed number.

Here is an example of how to change an Improper Fraction into a mixed number.


Step 1

36 (numerator) / 13 (denominator)= 2 with a remainder of 10

Step 2

The mixed number is now 2 10/13.

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One Response to “How to Convert an Improper Fraction Into a Mixed Number”
  1. Christine Ramsay Says...

    On February 17, 2012 at 10:39 am

    If only they made fractions this easy at school we would all be mathematicians. I was a maths teacher by the way.

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