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# What are mixed numbers

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What are mixed numbers

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Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions. A mixed number is a combination of a whole number and a fraction. For example, if you have two whole apples and one half apple, you could describe this as 2 + 1 /2 apples, or 2 1 /2 apples.

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But f you have that how you get a in proper fraction 😕😕😕😕😕😕😕😕😕😕😕😕😕😕😕

Apr 6, 2017
edited by Guest  Apr 6, 2017
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There is no way to express a mixed number as a proper fraction.

A fraction must be less than 1 to be proper.

If you have two and a half pizzas, that is more than one pizza.

It can be expressed as an improper fraction, though.

Two and a half pizzas is the same as five halves.

$$2\frac12=\frac52$$

My teachers taught it like this: multiply the whole number by the denominator and add the numerator to it..then take that number and put it over the denominator.

If you can't remember that, do it like this:

$$2\frac12=\frac21+\frac12=\frac{2\times2}{1\times2}+\frac12=\frac42+\frac12=\frac52$$

hectictar  Apr 6, 2017