How to Rewrite a Mixed Number so That the Fraction Is a Proper Fraction

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Rewriting a mixed number so that it is a proper fraction will require you to pay close attention to the denominator. Rewrite a mixed number so that it is a proper fraction with help from a professional private tutor in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Rachel, and today we're going to be going over how to rewrite a mixed number as a proper fraction. This is actually an incorrect term. Typically when we write a mixed number, we write it as an improper fraction. That's why it's become a mixed number. If you have something like five and three-fourths, that's written as a mixed number, and we actually want to turn it into a fraction, you'll see it actually becomes an improper fraction. We do five times four. You multiply the denominator by the big number, and then you add the numerator. so five time four is 20, plus three is going to be 23. Then you write that number on top, 23, and then you keep the same denominator, it just stays the same, four. You can see that's an improper fraction because we have a bigger number on top, and a smaller number in the denominator on the bottom. And that is an improper fraction from a mixed number. I'm Rachel, and thanks for learning with us today.


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