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Improper and mixed fractions

An improper fraction has a numerator that is bigger than its denominator, for example 10/7

9/4 is an improper fraction. It means nine quarters. If you think of this as cakes, nine quarters are more than two whole cakes. It is 2 1/4 cakes.

4 goes into 9 2 times with one quater left over

2 1/4 is a mixed fraction because it has a whole number and a fraction together.

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