An improper fraction is a fraction in which the numerator (the top number) is greater than or equal to the denominator (the bottom number).

3/2 is an improper fraction because 3 is greater than 2.

To convert an improper fraction to a mixed number, divide the numerator by the denominator. The whole number part of the mixed number will be the result of the division, and the remainder will be the new numerator. The denominator remains the same.

Convert 7/3 to a mixed number:

7 ÷ 3 = 2 with a remainder of 1

So, 7/3 = 2 1/3

When adding or subtracting improper fractions, you can use the same methods as for regular fractions. If needed, convert the improper fractions to mixed numbers, perform the operation, and then convert the result back to an improper fraction if necessary.

Add 5/4 and 7/3:

Convert 5/4 and 7/3 to improper fractions as needed.

5/4 = 1 1/4 and 7/3 = 2 1/3

Perform the addition: 1 1/4 + 2 1/3 = 3 7/12

Convert the result back to an improper fraction: 3 7/12 = 43/12

When multiplying or dividing improper fractions, you can also use the same methods as for regular fractions. If needed, convert the improper fractions to mixed numbers, perform the operation, and then convert the result back to an improper fraction if necessary.

Multiply 5/4 and 7/3:

Convert 5/4 and 7/3 to improper fractions as needed.

Perform the multiplication: (5/4) * (7/3) = 35/12

Now you have a good understanding of improper fractions. Make sure to practice converting, adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing them to master the topic!

Good luck with your studies!

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Number and Operations (NCTM)

Compute fluently and make reasonable estimates.

Develop and analyze algorithms for computing with fractions, decimals, and integers and develop fluency in their use.