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STRAND: Number TOPIC: Fractions Converting an improper fraction into a mixed number To convert an improper fraction into a mixed number, divide the numerator by the denominator. The quotient will be the whole part of the mixed number and the remainder will be the numerator of the fractional part. (The denominator of the fractional part is the same as the denominator of the improper fraction.) WORKED Example Change 7 --5 into a mixed number. THINK WRITE Divide 7 by 5. Five goes into seven once with a remainder of 2. So the whole part of the mixed number is 1 and the numerator of the fractional part is 2. (The denominator remains unchanged.) 7 --5 = 1 2--5- Try these Change each of the following improper fractions into a mixed number. 1 9 --5 2 7 --3 3 8 --3 4 17 -----5 5 12 -----7 6 14 -----3 7 17 -----4 8 23 -----6 9 42 -----5 10 35 -----8 John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd 2001