Converting Improper and Mixed Fractions: Algebra Practice Questions - dummies

# Converting Improper and Mixed Fractions: Algebra Practice Questions

In algebra, an improper fraction is one where the numerator (the number on the top of the fraction) has a value greater than or equal to the denominator (the number on the bottom of the fraction) — the fraction is top heavy.

Improper fractions can be written as mixed numbers or whole numbers — and vice versa. For example,

## Practice questions

1. Change the mixed number

to an improper fraction.

2. Change the improper fraction

to a mixed number.

To change a mixed number to an improper fraction, you need to multiply the whole number times the denominator and add the numerator. This result goes in the numerator of a fraction that has the original denominator still in the denominator.

So, do the following math:

This means that the improper fraction is