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Lesson 3: Improper Fractions and
There are 3 different types of fractions:
Numerator > Denominator or Numerator
A mixed fraction is a whole number plus a fraction, for
example 2or 123 .
CONVERTING MIXED FRACTIONS TO IMPROPER FRACTIONS
Consider the mixed fraction 1 . It reads as "one whole and two fifths".
There are 5 fifths in 1 whole.
And there are 2 fifths in , giving 5 + 2 = 7 fifths altogether.
i.e. 1 =
TO CALCULATE THE
NUMERATOR when converting mixed to improper
Write the mixed fraction 2 as an improper fraction.
There are 2 x 3 thirds in 2 wholes .
There are 2 thirds in .
CONVERTING IMPROPER FRACTIONS TO MIXED FRACTIONS
Let us convert to the
TO CHANGE THE
fraction to a mixed fraction
Write the fraction as a mixed fraction.
= 2 (because 11 divided by 4 is 2 remainder 3).
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