N12

Question: Convert the following improper fractions to mixed numbers

a)15/6

b)12/7

a) 6 goes into 15 two times, with a remainder of three. Therefore, we get

$\dfrac{15}{6}=2\frac{3}{6}$

We can simplify the $3/6$, to get the final answer of

$2\frac{1}{2}$

b) 7 goes into 12 once, with a remainder of five. Therefore, we get

$\dfrac{12}{7}=1\frac{5}{7}$