# Mixed Fraction Mean in Math

A mixed fraction is a type of **fraction** in which there is a whole number part and a fractional part.

**What are mixed fractions?**

A mixed fraction is a* ***type of fraction **that can be defined as a fraction formed by combining a whole number and a fraction. For example, if 2 is a whole number and 1/3

is a fraction, then 8(1/3)

**Converting an improper fraction into a mixed fraction**

An improper fraction is a fraction that has a **numerator **greater than or equal to the **denominator **and cannot be simplified further. For example, 17/5 is an improper fraction. Let us learn how to convert this improper fraction to a mixed fraction.

Step1: Divide the numerator with the denominator.

Step2: determine the **remainder**.

Step3: Arrange the numbers in the following way,

Quotient followed by a fraction of remainder/divisor.

**Converting from a mixed fraction to an improper fraction**

A mixed fraction can also be converted to an improper fraction. To do that, follow the point given below. Let us learn this by taking an example of a mixed fraction 5 1/3.

5 is the whole number, 1 is the numerator and 3 is the denominator.

Step1: Multiply the denominator of the mixed fraction with the whole number part.

Step2:

Add the numerator to the product obtained from the denominator of the mixed fraction with the whole number part.

Step3: write the improper fraction with the sum obtained from step 2 in the numerator/denominator form.

Operation on a mixed fraction like we add, subtract, divide and multiply numbers, in the same method, we can apply arithmetic operations on mixed fractions also.

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