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# How do you change an improper fraction into a proper fraction?

Updated: 9/16/2023

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13y ago

An improper fraction is what I call a 'top-heavy' fraction. If the fraction is 38/6, the top is too big and you have to fix it so that it's not all top heavy. The way you do that, is that the big number is divided by the little number. So, how many times does 6 go into 38? 6 (6x6=36). BUT you have a remainder of 2 (38-36=2). So far you have the whole number 6 and your remainder of 2/6. But 2/6 can be reduced to 1/3. So the answer is 6 and 1/3.

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You cannot.

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you would not change it back to a improper fraction you would solve it to a proper fraction so it could be looking like this 19 ___ 22