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An improper fraction does not have any whole numbers. Instead its numerator is equal to or larger than its denominator. For example: 28/5

A mixed number has a whole number and a fraction. For example: 5 3/5 has 5 wholes and 3 fifths.

To convert an improper fraction into a mixed number divide the numerator by the denominator. You need to use a method which gives you a number and a remainder.

The answer is the whole number in the mixed fraction. The remainder is the numerator of the fraction in the mixed number. Use the same denominator as in the original improper fraction.


To convert 14/3 to a mixed number.

14 ÷ 3 = 4 remainder 2.

14/3 = 4 2/3 This is the answer.

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