Here we will show you how to convert the improper fraction 3/2 to a mixed number (aka mixed fraction). We start by setting up the fraction below.
Step 1 - Find Whole Number
Calculate out how many times the denominator goes into the numerator. To do that, divide 3 by 2 and keep only what is to the left of the decimal point:
3 / 2 = 1.5000 = 1
Step 2 - Find New Numerator
Multiply the answer from Step 1 by the denominator and deduct that from the original numerator.
3 - (2 x 1) = 1
Step 3 - Get Solution
Keep the original denominator and use the answers from Step 1 and Step 2 to get the answer. 3/2 as a mixed number is:
Improper Fraction To Mixed Number Converter
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Terminology & Explanation
3 above the division line is called the numerator and 2 below the divison line is called the denominator.
We call the line that separates 3 and 2 the division line. It is also known as the fraction bar or vinculum.
3/2 is an improper fraction because the numerator is greater than the denominator.
A mixed number is an integer (whole number) and a proper fraction.