# Mixed numbers or mixed fractions

A mixed numeral (often called a **mixed fraction** or a **mixed number**) is the sum of a non-zero integer and proper **fraction**. The whole and fractional parts of the number are written next to each other.

A **mixed** number can be converted to an improper **fraction** in few steps. First of all the **mixed number** has to be written as a sum, then the whole **number** must be converted to an improper **fraction** with the same denominator as the fractional part. The resulting sum is improper fraction. The example will be shown below.

Similarly an improper** fraction can be converted to a mixed number**. First of all the numerator must be divided by the denominator. In our example , 9 divided by 4 and the result is 2 with remainder 1. The “2” becomes the whole number part of mixed number and the remainder becomes the numerator of the fractional part. The new denominator is the same as the denominator of improper fraction, in our example that is 4.

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