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.
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.