AnImproper portion has a top number bigger than (or same to) the bottom number.

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## More Examples

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See just how the top number is bigger than (or same to) the bottom number?** That makes it an wrong Fraction, (but there is naught wrong about Improper Fractions).**

**Three varieties of Fractions**

**There room three varieties of fraction:**

**Fractions**

**A fraction (such together 7/4) has two numbers:**

*Numerator***Denominator**

**The height number (the Numerator) is the number of parts us have**.** The bottom number (the Denominator) is the variety of parts the entirety is split into**.

Proper Fractions:Improper Fractions:Mixed Fractions:

The molecule is less than the denominator | |

Examples: 1/3, 3/4, 2/7 | |

The molecule is better than (or equal to) the denominator | |

Examples: 4/3, 11/4, 7/7 | |

A totality number and proper portion together | |

Examples: 1 1/3, 2 1/4, 16 2/5 |

## Improper Fraction

So one improper portion is a fraction where the top number (numerator) is greater than or same to the bottom number (denominator): the is top-heavy.** **

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## Can be Equal

What around when the molecule is same to the denominator? For example 4/4 ?

Well that is the exact same as a whole, but it is written as a fraction, therefore most world agree the is a form of not correct fraction.

## Improper fountain or blended Fractions

We have the right to use either an improper portion or a mixed fraction to show the exact same amount.

For example 1*3***4** = *7***4**, as displayed here:

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## Converting Improper fountain to blended Fractions

To transform an improper portion to a combined fraction, follow these steps:Divide the numerator by the denominator.Write under the entirety number answerThen compose down any remainder over the denominator. | |

### Example: transform *11***4** to a combined fraction.

Divide:

11 ÷ 4 = 2 through a remainder of 3

Write under the 2 and then compose down the remainder (3) above the denominator (4).

Answer:

2 *3***4**

That example can it is in written like this:

### Example: convert *10***3** come a combined fraction.

Answer:

3 *1***3**

## Converting combined Fractions to Improper Fractions

To convert a mixed portion to an improper fraction, follow these steps:Multiply the totality number part by the fraction"s denominator.Add that to the numeratorThen write the result on peak of the denominator. | |

### Example: transform 3*2***5** to an wrong fraction.

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Multiply the entirety number component by the denominator:

3 × 5 = 15

Add the to the numerator:

15 + 2 = 17

Then write that result above the denominator:

*17***5**

We can do the numerator in one go:

### Example: convert 2*1***9** come an not correct fraction.

## Are not correct Fractions poor ?

NO, castle aren"t bad!

**For mathematics they are actually better** than mixed fractions. Since mixed fractions have the right to be confusing when we write them in a formula: **should the two components be added or multiplied?**

What is: | 1 + 214 ? | |||||

Is it: | 1 + 2 + 14 | = 314 ? | ||||

Or is it: | 1 + 2 × 14 | = 112 ? | ||||

What is: | 1 + 94 ? | |||||

It is: | 44 + 94 = 134 |

But, for **everyday use**, civilization understand combined fractions better.

Example: the is simpler to speak "I ate 2*1***4** sausages", than "I ate *9***4** sausages"

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