# How to change improper fraction to mixed when the quotient of the improper fraction is in decimal points.

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by akshyasp

2014-07-21T22:58:42+05:30
I am explainin with the help of a ecample; 51.2.... =512/10.... ==51 and 1/2.
2014-07-22T16:46:38+05:30
A mixed number is a combination of a whole number and a fraction. For example, if you have two whole apples and one half apple, you could describe this as 2 + 1/2 apples, or 21/2 apples.Writing Mixed Numbers as FractionsThis mixed number can also be expressed as a fraction. Each whole apple contains two half apples. Your two whole apples are also four half apples. Four half apples plus one half apple is five half apples. So you have 5/2 apples.To put this another way: to turn a mixed number into a fraction, multiply the whole number by the denominator (the bottom part), and add the result to the numerator (the top part).21/2 = ?
Multiply the whole number by the denominator.
The whole number is 2.
The denominator is 2.
2 x 2 = 4.
Add the result to the numerator:
The numerator is 1.
4 + 1 = 5
The numerator is 5. The denominator remains 2.
21/2 = 5/2
Another ExampleLet's try another example:52/3 = ?
Multiply the whole number by the denominator.
The whole number is 5.
The denominator is 3.
5 x 3 = 15.
Add the result to the numerator:
The numerator is 2.
15 + 2 = 17
The numerator is 17. The denominator remains 3.
52/3 = 17/3