# Converting Improper Fractions to Mixed Numbers

## Converting Improper Fractions to Mixed Numbers

To convert an improper fraction to a mix number, first we’re going to divide our numerator by our denominator. 22 divided by 5 is 4, with the remainder of 2. 4 is our whole number while 2 is the numerator of our fraction, and the denominator stays the same. 22/5 as mixed number is 4 and 2/5.

Let’s look at one more again to change an improper fraction to a mixed number we’re going to start by dividing our numerator by our denominator. 18 divided by 4 is 4, 4 times 4 a 16, so we have a remainder of 2. 4 goes into 18 4 times with the remainder of 2 out of 4, since our denominator stays the same the same.

This mixed number special because we can simplify this fraction 2/4, and when you can simplify you always want to do that. 4 and 2/4 simplified it’d be 4 and 1/2. Since the GCF of 2 and 4 is 2, we divide both numerator and denominator by 2, 2 by 2 is 1 and 4 divided by 2 is 2. 18/4 as a mixed number is 4 and 1/2.

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Last updated: 02/08/2019