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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}