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# What is the difference between mixed numbers and improper fractions?

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An improper fraction is a fraction where the numerator is greater than the denominator, e.g. 3/2. A mixed number would be a number followed by a fraction, e.g. 1 1/2. You may be asked to convert from one to another e.g. 4/3 = 1 1/3, or 5 2/3 = 17/3.

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