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Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers, a selection of answers from the Dr. Math archives.

Improper Fractions
I need help making improper fractions into mixed numbers.

Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers
What do you do when the numerator of a fraction is bigger than the denominator?

Converting Fractions to/from Mixed Numbers
How do you change a fraction like 9/5 to a mixed number in simplest form, or a mixed number like 3 1/16 to an improper fraction?

Converting Mixed Numbers to/from Improper Fractions
How can I change mixed numbers like 1 3/4 into improper fractions, and improper fractions like 7/5 into mixed numbers?

Converting Between Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions
Pictures and step-by-step instructions for changing mixed numbers to improper fractions and back again.

Improper Fractions
How can 14/9 be a fraction when you can't have 14 parts of something that's been cut into 9 parts?

Multiplying and Dividing Mixed Numbers
How do you divide 1 1/2 by 9/10 or multiply 8 1/4 by 2 2/3?

Ordering Improper Fractions
How can I explain ordering improper fractions?

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