# Improper Fractions to Mixed Numbers

Fractions tell parts of a whole. When a fractions numerator and denominator are the same it means you have a “whole.”

example:  $\frac{4}{4}$   (4 out of 4 parts)

When a numerator is greater than a denominator it means you have more than a whole.

example:  $\frac{5}{3}$  (5 out of 3 parts)
In this example we have 2 more parts than a whole. So,  $\frac{5}{3}$  = $1\frac{2}{3}$