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### Course: Arithmetic (all content)>Unit 5

Lesson 24: Fractions as division

# Creating mixed numbers with fraction division

Learn how to interpret fractions as division problems. Watch examples of how to break down fractions into whole numbers and remainders. Then see Sal practice turning these into mixed numbers. Created by Sal Khan.

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• Wow. Just because he barley messes up means you can pounce on him when he does? He even states that he did.
• That is fact like he makes a mistake at and you just jump him common, folk.
• I'm confused about the remainder I thought 23 divided by 6 is 3 r5 or is it the way you are doing right?
• Yes, it is the right answer.
• thank yo for the vids!!
• When Sal creates extra instances of the denominator, for ex. at and , it confuses me on an intuitive level because it looks like extra numbers are being created. By what rule is a denominator allowed to be replicated in that way? Thanks.
• Well, the values are the same. 18/6=3, and 6+6+6/6 = 6/6 + 6/6 + 6/6 is an easier way of writing it, because 6+6+6/6, 18/6, and 6/6 + 6/6 + 6/6 all equal 3.
• A Mixed number has a whole number part and a fraction part.
Rather than simply having a fraction with a bigger numerator than a denominator (an 'improper fraction'), we sometimes write out the full number and the left part of a fraction. For example, we say "1 and 3/4 inches", rather than "7/4" of an inch.
• Why did Sal say 23/6 = 5r3

It's 3r5 that's what his work showed.
Don't show us the wrong information Sal!!
• I got it now I am finally so smart