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Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions

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Videos, stories and songs to help Grade 4 students learn about converting between mixed numbers and improper fractions.

What is a mixed fraction?
A mixed fraction is a fraction that contains a whole part and a fractional part.

What is an improper fraction?
An improper fraction is a fraction where the numerator is bigger than the denominator.

How to convert mixed fractions to improper fractions?
1. Multiply the whole part with the denominator and add the numerator.
2. The number obtained in step 1 is the new numerator and the denominator is unchanged.

How to convert improper fractions to mixed fractions?
1. Divide the numerator by the denominator.
2. Read the mixed fractions clockwise starting at the top.

How to convert from a mixed number to an improper fraction
Learn how to change an improper fraction to a mixed number.

Converting mixed numbers to improper fractions and improper fractions to mixed numbers
Improper Fraction and Mixed Number and conversion
(Errata: At 4:30 - The fraction 4/8 should be reduced to 1/2 and not 1/4)

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