In this lesson, the student will learn how to convert an improper fraction into a mixed fraction. The process is very simple and can be learned in a few minutes.
First, we review what an improper fraction in and how it compares to a mixed fraction. In both cases, the fraction represents an amount greater than one. For example, 5/2 pizzas is the same fraction as 2 1/2 pizzas. We can use simple division to convert the improper fraction into the mixed fraction.
This skill is very important because in future lessons when we begin adding and multiplying fractions it will in many cases be easier to convert the fraction into mixed form before doing the addition or multiplication.
These skills are taught and reinforced through numerous worked example problems.