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How would you write 2 and 3/6 as a simplified improper fraction?

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Thelma Krajcik


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Hello Thelma!


Improper fractions are the ones with numerators (number on top of the fraction) is greater than or equal to the denominator (number at the bottom).

So, 2 and 3/6 is basically written as (2*6) + 3 = 15 as numerator while the denominator is 6. so the answer is 15/6.

The way to solve these questions are to multiply the denominator with the integer (whole number) that is 2, in this case and add the numerator of the fraction which is 3 in this case. The result that you get is the numerator of the improper fraction. The denominator remains the same as the original, which is 6 in this case.


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Maria Ghafoor

2 and 3/6 as an improper fraction is

2 X 6 = 12

12 + 3 = 15

so answer is 15/6

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