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## Arithmetic

### Course: Arithmetic>Unit 9

Lesson 6: Mixed numbers

# Writing improper fractions as mixed numbers

Sal rewrite 7/4 as a mixed number. Created by Sal Khan and Monterey Institute for Technology and Education.

## Want to join the conversation?

• What if there is no remainder for the whole number, Is this possible? .-.
Maybe with... 8/2 . How would I solve this into a mixed number?
• 3 4/4. 8/2=4 so 3 plus 4/4 also equals 4 because 4/4=1.
• How can i use this in future coming terms
• Mathematics is very important in life, even if it doesn't seem like.

eg. Video games, food, transportations.

To think about it, almost everything includes mathematics.

For Mix Fraction in specific, they can be found a lot in cooking. You need it to measure how many cups of flour in your favourite cake, or how many cups of rice in your dinner.
• I have one question: sometimes you have to do these kind of things really fast; I was wondering if there was a fast and accurate way to convert fractions and mixed numbers, so you don't have to take that long and do all that stuff and take an hour to do one math problem.
• You can use Sal’s way of doing it, to get it faster, practice it multiple times.
• If there are mixed fractions and improper fractions I'm wondering if you can put a improper fration to a mixed fration and vis veversa
• Absolutely! For example, you can add 5/6 to 8/2 by making them common denominators (5/6+24/6 = 29/6) I hope this answers your question! :)
• What if you have 0 wholes?
• if you have zero whole's then its not a mixed number
• how does 4 go into 7
• what do you mean bruh its like if you have 7 rock's and you gotta get redov em all but too get redav em you have to find seven more rocks and ya find four ov em they cancel out four of the rocks you have 3 lef is basic subtract man I would not say this to ya face but sense ya probly won't see it anyhow If you dont no that well well well nevermind hope that help's cowboy
• multiplying mixed numbers and improper fractions
• This is a mixed number… 2 1/2 . This is a improper fraction… 5/2. They're the same number, just in different forms.
• does anyone know how to rename as an improper fraction from a mixed number. 😱
• What does the 7 in 7/4 mean?
Also what does the 4 in 7/4s mean?
• The 7 in seven fourths represents the amount you are counting. You're counting 4/4 and 3/4, so you're counting 7 of the fourths.

4 represents the amount in every whole.

If you divide two pizzas into four slices each and you eat one slice of one pizza, you have 7/4 slices left. Seven represents the amount you're counting, which is how much is left in this case, and four represents that there are four slices to a whole.