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Lesson 4: Mixed numbers

# Writing improper fractions as mixed numbers

Sal rewrite 7/4 as a mixed number. Created by Sal Khan and Monterey Institute for Technology and Education.

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• What if there is no remainder for the whole number, Is this possible? .-.
Maybe with... 8/2 . How would I solve this into a mixed number?
• 8 / 2 = 4. So, it is just a whole number rather than a mixed number.
Note: 8 / 2 is still an improper fraction and it can be reduced. So, you would do the division to change it into the 4.
Hope this helps.
• How can i use this in future coming terms
• Mathematics is very important in life, even if it doesn't seem like.

eg. Video games, food, transportations.

To think about it, almost everything includes mathematics.

For Mix Fraction in specific, they can be found a lot in cooking. You need it to measure how many cups of flour in your favourite cake, or how many cups of rice in your dinner.
• I have one question: sometimes you have to do these kind of things really fast; I was wondering if there was a fast and accurate way to convert fractions and mixed numbers, so you don't have to take that long and do all that stuff and take an hour to do one math problem.
• If there are mixed fractions and improper fractions I'm wondering if you can put a improper fration to a mixed fration and vis veversa
• Absolutely! For example, you can add 5/6 to 8/2 by making them common denominators (5/6+24/6 = 29/6) I hope this answers your question! :)
• how does 4 go into 7
• it goes 1 time and the remainder is 3
• is it that hard?
• multiplying mixed numbers and improper fractions
• This is a mixed number… 2 1/2 . This is a improper fraction… 5/2. They're the same number, just in different forms.