Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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Chapter 5 - Number Theory and the Real Number System - 5.3 The Rational Numbers - Exercise Set 5.3 - Page 284: 19



Work Step by Step

To convert an improper fraction to a mixed number, perform the following steps: (1) Divide the numerator by the denominator. (2) The quotient will be the whole number part of the mixed number. (3) The remainder will be the numerator part of the mixed number. (4) The denominator of the fraction will be the same as the original denominator. Perform the steps above to find: $23 \div 5 = 4$ remainder 3 Thus, the mixed number equivalent of the given improper fraction is: $4\frac{3}{5}$
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