To convert an improper fraction to a mixed number, divide the numerator by the denominator and express the quotient as the whole number. Write the remainder as the numerator of the new fraction, keeping the original denominator.
- Find the whole number
Divide the numerator by the denominator to get the quotient, otherwise known as the whole number.
- Find the fraction
Express the remainder produced by the division as the numerator of a new fraction that has the same denominator as the old fraction.
- Write the mixed number
Write the whole number as the coefficient of the fraction. For instance, if the improper fraction is 19/3, the mixed number is 6 1/3.