**Improper fraction**

An*improper fraction*is a fraction that has a numerator larger than it's denominator. Here are a few improper fractions:3/2 4/3 5/2 12/5 9/5

You can convert an improper fraction to a mixed number by dividing the numerator by the denominator and leaving the remainder over the denominator as a fraction. So the improper fractions above would become the following mixed numbers:1 1/2 1 1/3 2 1/2 2 2/5 1 4/5

For some practice with improper fractions and mixed numbers see the mixed number notes.