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.