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A fraction is a number that is the portion or part of a whole. Fractions can stand alone as a fraction or can be a mixed number which is a whole number and fraction.
A fraction has two parts. The bottom is referred to as the denominator and is the number the whole is divided into. The numerator is the portion of the whole being considered.
Fractions can be classified as proper or improper. In proper fractions, the numerator is smaller than the denominator. In an improper fraction, the numerator is larger than the denominator. It is generally considered proper to change improper fractions to mixed numbers. The example below shows three halves which is an improper fraction, also as a mixed number which is one and one half.
To change an improper fraction to a mixed number:
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