A whole number and a mixed number are simplified by first expressing the sum as a fraction with the same denominator as the proper fraction portion of the mixed number, and then simplifying that fraction if possible. The... More »

Fractions with exponents are a natural extension of working with any set of mixed factors. Fortunately, there are some simple factoring steps to keep these terms as simple as possible. More »

Improper fractions are those in which the numerator (top number) is larger than the denominator (bottom number). According to Math is Fun, improper fractions are better for use in mathematical formulae, but mixed fractio... More »

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 deno... More »

To change an improper fraction into a mixed number, divide the numerator by the denominator and use the resulting quotient, remainder and divisor as the whole numeral, numerator and denominator, respectively. The mixed n... More »

To turn an improper fraction into a mixed number, first divide the numerator by the denominator. The quotient is the whole number, the remainder becomes the numerator of the fractional portion and the denominator remains... More »

Solve an improper fraction by converting it into a mixed number, consisting of an integer and a smaller fraction with the same denominator, or bottom term. Dividing the numerator (the top term) by the denominator and fin... More »