A mixed number is a combination of a whole number and a fraction.
Improper fractions can be written as mixed numbers.
To write an improper fraction as a mixed number,
Let's go through some examples to understand the concept better.
Divide the numerator by the denominator:
17 ÷ 4 = 4, with a remainder of 1
The quotient, 4, is the whole number.
The remainder, 1, is the numerator. The denominator remains 4.
Divide the numerator by the denominator:
14 ÷ 9 = 1, with a remainder of 5
The quotient, 1, is the whole number.
The remainder, 5, is the numerator. The denominator remains 9.
Divide the numerator by the denominator:
20 ÷ 5 = 4
The quotient, 4, is the whole number. There is no remainder.
If there is no remainder, just take the quotient as the whole number.