# does anyone kow how to write mixed numbers??

I was wondering if maybe you guys could help me since math isn’t my best subject.

My home work says…..

write as a mxed number :

15/4 7/3 50/8 63/12

If you could please help me with those it would be awesome!

thanks!

Favorite Answer

Look at the it and ask yourself:

How many times does 4 go into 15?

3 times with a remainder of 3. (3×4 = 12… 15-12= 3)

Your remainder becomes the top of the new fraction /4

So you can write this as 3 3/4

Here is 15/4 as an example.

Divide 15 by 4 to get 3. 3 is your WHOLE number.

Multiply 4 and 3 to get 12. Subtract 12 from 15 and you get 3. 3 is your NEW NUMERATOR.

4 is your DENOMINATOR since it doesn’t change.

** The only way the denominator would change is if you can simplify your fraction. If you had 2/6, you could make it 1/3.

Good luck!!!

Let’s do the next…7/3. That is the same as 7 divided by 3…so the answer would be 2.33, in fraction that would be 2 and 1/3 …just picture money and it’ll be easier. (when your fraction is .33 or .66 it’s ALWAYS 1/3 and 2/3)

The third one is 50/8….so that would be 50 divided by 8…the answer wold be 6.25…so in fraction, here again, see it as money…what is .25 ? isn’t it one quarter ? so the answer is 6 and 1/4…try the last one. I hope I didn’t confuse you, hon…Good Luck

A mixed number is a whole number and a fraction. As an example get a calculator or pen and paper and divide 4 into 15…and you’ll get 3 and 3/4 but you should write it as 3 3/4. And just do the same for the rest. (divide the bottom number into the top)

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15/4

the top (numerator) goes inside the “division house”

the bottom (denominator) goes outside the “division house”

divide:

4 goes into 15 … 3 times

then, there is 3 left over. (remainder 3)

write:

So, the 3 is the whole number

The remainder, 3, is the top (numerator) of the fraction part

4, the bottom (denominator) of the fraction part stays the same.

3 3/4

And then you smile π

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7/3

the top (numerator) goes inside the “division house.”

the bottom (denominator) goes on the outside.

divide:

3 goes into 7… 2 times

then, there is 1 left over. (remainder 1)

write:

So, the 2 is the whole number.

The remainder, 1, is the top (numerator) of the fraction part

3, the bottom (denominator) of the fraction part stays the same

2 1/3

Don’t forget to smile π

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