Best Answer

Mixed Fractions are fractions that have whole numbers and fractions on the side.If you are trying to change them into improper fractions you take the denominator of the fraction and multiply it by the whole number and keep the same numerator.


2 and one fourth


User Avatar

Wiki User

11y ago
This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: What are mixed fractions and how do they work?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

How do you work out mixed number sums?

Convert them to improper fractions and proceed.

Are mixed fractions rational?

Yes, mixed fractions are rational

When dividing fractions or mixed numbers?

what is dividing fractions and mixed numebers

What is multipyling mixed fractions?

It is a process by which the product of mixed fractions is calculated.

How do you subtract a mixed number by a mixed number?

To subtract a mixed number by a mixed number you first need to turn the fractions into improper fractions then you just subtract them as you would with the normal fractions

How is a mixed number and an improper fraction similar?

Mixed fractions can be converted into improper fractions then changed back to a mixed number.

How do you convert mixed fractions into whole numbers?

Mixed fractions can't become whole numbers.

Do you change a mixed number into an improper number while adding and subtracting?

you do what makes sense given the numbers, if the fractions work out beautifully, you can just leave them as mixed numbers, otherwise it's best to keep them as improper fractions

What are the three types of fractions?

The three types of fractions are mixed, improper, and proper fractions.

How are improper fractions and mixed numbers different to proper fractions?

In case of Proper fractions the numerator is lesser than the denominator. Whereas in case of improper fractions and mixed fractions the numerator is greater than denominator.

How do add mixed improper fraction?

Mixed numbers can be converted to improper fractions. Improper fractions can be added the same way proper fractions are.

What do adding and subtracting mixed numbers means?

To combine the fractions or subtract the fractions. Same method with mixed numbers.