# Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers by Shmoop

Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers,
a la Shmoop. Numbers come in all shapes and sizes. Some are big… …and some are little… Some are whole… …and others are a bit fractured. As far as fractions go, it’s a mixed bag. Some fractions are proper… …some are improper… …and then there are those that are
just a little mixed up. Proper fractions have a numerator that’s smaller
than the denominator. Which means they’re always less than 1. Proper fractions also donate to charities
and volunteer in soup kitchens. They know they’re not greater than anyone
else around them. Improper fractions, on the other hand, are
a little full of themselves. They’ve got big heads… well,
big numerators, anyway. In improper fractions, the numerator is bigger
than the denominator… …which means they’re greater than 1. Since fractions aren’t supposed to be greater
than 1, we call these guys improper. They’re a bit on the rude side. But if they get on our nerves… … we can change them into mixed numbers. Mixed numbers are combinations of
whole numbers and fractions… … so they may be a bit confused at times. Maybe they’re going through an identity crisis
or something, we don’t really know. We can change improper fractions
into mixed numbers by dividing the numerator by the denominator. That’s what fractions are, right? Division. We’ll end up with a number and a remainder. The number is the whole number in front, and the remainder goes in the
numerator of the fraction that follows it. If we’re sick of being mixed up by mixed numbers… … we can change them back
into improper fractions, too. Since we divided to change them, let’s
multiply to change them back. First, we multiply the denominator
by the whole number. Once we find that product, we add it to the
numerator of our mixed number’s fraction. Then, we put that number all over
the original denominator… …to get our improper fraction. So in the end, mixed numbers
and improper fractions can express the same number 2 different ways. It’s up to you to decide which is better:
improper… or mixed.

### 100 thoughts on “Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers by Shmoop”

• July 13, 2016 at 4:52 pm

its a ok video

• July 13, 2016 at 4:52 pm

and its was kind of funny

• August 23, 2016 at 2:43 am

Everything important in this video …

No need to thank me

• August 25, 2016 at 12:30 am

Get to the chopper

• August 28, 2016 at 5:23 am

Big help thanks

• September 2, 2016 at 2:04 am

I don't get this😡

• September 15, 2016 at 10:55 pm

i guess this could work…….

• September 19, 2016 at 9:06 pm

ok i h8 school making me watch this stuffz

• October 9, 2016 at 5:51 pm

But still, who are mixed numbers?

I loved this video. It was hilarious, and educational. I was stuck on homework, so I used this. I have never laughed so hard on a math video.

But still, who are mixed numbers?

• October 30, 2016 at 2:29 pm

Very big affect on my fractions HW thx

• November 7, 2016 at 11:02 pm

it didnt teach us anything it just told us a bunch if fractions (need to explian more)

• November 9, 2016 at 2:30 am

you helped me alot and also nice arms that you put for improper fractions 😂

• November 13, 2016 at 4:27 am

thanks cramming for exams

• November 23, 2016 at 12:52 am

I think it was a little bit good

• December 3, 2016 at 5:55 am

hhahahhhha i am the original denominator ahhh boom but helpful though but still hahahaahhaaa cannot stop

• December 3, 2016 at 5:58 am

well i never
shmoop

• December 10, 2016 at 4:48 pm

it's so confusing

• January 11, 2017 at 3:44 am

what is aleshma?

• January 16, 2017 at 3:48 pm

what the hell

• January 28, 2017 at 9:31 pm

• January 30, 2017 at 11:28 pm

WHO AM I

• February 1, 2017 at 4:25 pm

thank you, this was really helpful

• February 1, 2017 at 11:22 pm

that confuses me .I just don't get it

• February 13, 2017 at 8:46 pm

This helped so much thanks

• February 17, 2017 at 4:27 pm

this helped so much thanks!

• March 13, 2017 at 12:26 am

Thanks this helped me right know I am in 4 grade 10 years old.

• March 29, 2017 at 8:12 am

This really helped me with my maths

• March 29, 2017 at 8:13 am

• April 4, 2017 at 9:39 pm

• April 18, 2017 at 8:21 pm

w e l l i n e v e r

• April 20, 2017 at 3:43 am

That was cool but not that cool

• July 15, 2017 at 11:57 am

• August 8, 2017 at 6:51 pm

wtf

• September 14, 2017 at 11:52 pm

I still don't get it

• October 25, 2017 at 10:55 pm

I've won one

• October 30, 2017 at 5:58 pm

so annoying 😂

• November 10, 2017 at 5:32 pm

THE ORIGINAL DENOMINATOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!

• November 16, 2017 at 12:01 am

Who am I?

• November 20, 2017 at 6:41 pm

this sucks

• November 24, 2017 at 7:48 pm

these voices are hilarious!!!!

• November 28, 2017 at 10:01 pm

What is mixed numbers ??????!

• November 29, 2017 at 11:00 am

2 1/4=9/4

• December 2, 2017 at 1:16 pm

I already know all the fractions you don't need to teach me

• January 30, 2018 at 7:14 pm

you have a sense in humor i

Love it!!

• January 31, 2018 at 11:45 pm

lol I love your videos,they're hilarious and educational,I love it. KEEP UP THE GOOD AND FUNNY WORK!

• February 2, 2018 at 2:54 am

WHO THE HELL AM I!!!!!!

• February 6, 2018 at 5:03 pm

wow

• February 11, 2018 at 5:27 am

I watched this in my class at math and the whole class cracked up when the fraction stole the baby’s ice cream and when the 2 said “I am the original denominator” 😂😂😂 I love this

• February 11, 2018 at 8:59 pm

i love it

• February 13, 2018 at 10:42 pm

WHO AM IIIIIII

• February 21, 2018 at 10:04 pm

I AM THE ORIGINAL DINOMINATOR!!

• February 21, 2018 at 11:25 pm

I love the part where he says, "WHO AM I??" lol

• February 25, 2018 at 2:41 pm

Very good i undrstood all and it was also a bit funny! 🙂

• March 21, 2018 at 6:31 pm

No improper fractions r greater than 1

• March 21, 2018 at 6:32 pm

20:7 LOL I’m domination!

• March 21, 2018 at 6:32 pm

2:07

• March 29, 2018 at 2:15 am

i pretty much get it now

• April 2, 2018 at 8:24 am

dont get it

• April 6, 2018 at 11:50 am

I am the ariginal denominator

• April 11, 2018 at 5:47 pm

This video was hilarious and definitely helped me understand

• April 23, 2018 at 6:38 pm

…who am i?

• April 25, 2018 at 11:42 pm

What

• April 25, 2018 at 11:42 pm

Nice vid helped me a lot in math

• April 27, 2018 at 12:24 am

I love this video!!

• May 14, 2018 at 11:18 pm

Thx

• May 30, 2018 at 11:57 am

This is a funny video and so halarious I like it

• May 31, 2018 at 6:58 am

Improper fractions are silly strong because the numerator is bigger than the denominator to mixed numberals with a whole number that says who am I and a fraction

• June 17, 2018 at 10:59 pm

OML in grade 4 we watched this video to help us out and we repeated the who am i part so many times!!

• October 3, 2018 at 12:29 am

igh am zee oreeginul denominater lolol that part was funny

• October 29, 2018 at 10:57 pm

Don't understand need help

• November 23, 2018 at 7:07 am

Idk

• December 17, 2018 at 11:48 pm

"Who am I?"

• December 22, 2018 at 4:33 am

Whole numbers are so improper

• December 29, 2018 at 8:28 pm

Funniest 🤣😂🤣😂

• December 29, 2018 at 8:34 pm

I like the part where You make the guy take the ice cream 🍨 j

• December 29, 2018 at 8:34 pm

😂🤣😅😂🤣😂😅🤣😂😅

• January 2, 2019 at 5:12 pm

hi

• January 9, 2019 at 10:23 am

0:19 – 0:27 HAHA LOL

• January 10, 2019 at 10:56 pm

Boring

• January 20, 2019 at 7:22 am

Excuse me what the hecc?

• February 6, 2019 at 4:00 am

All these puns

Ive fractured my ribs

• February 19, 2019 at 3:48 pm

WHO AM I????

• February 19, 2019 at 3:49 pm

WHO AM I????WHO AM I????WHO AM I????WHO AM I????WHO AM I????WHO AM I????WHO AM I????lolololol

• February 21, 2019 at 9:43 pm

Minute 1:46 omg

• March 21, 2019 at 12:28 am

cleetus

• March 21, 2019 at 2:57 pm

I’m 14 and been sent here by my teacher😅

• April 1, 2019 at 2:57 pm

still dont get it 🙁
SIKE!

• April 5, 2019 at 1:27 am

1 half+1 half=1 whole. Why did the improper fraction take the thing from the baby!?!?!?!?!?!?! -Ethan.s, and I'm in miss cole's class.

• April 25, 2019 at 4:18 pm

this is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo funny and made a BIG difference to my fractions thanks a lot

• May 7, 2019 at 6:16 am

The only video we have to watch in Math today in class now if you don't wear headphones it will be a "improper fraction and Mixed fractions by Shmoop" crisis

• July 1, 2019 at 2:47 am

I was looking at getting this for my daughter so I was looking for reviews. I hate math but watched this video and was able to learn something that I have never in my 30+ years of age been able to learn lol. You guys get my money based on that alone!

• October 24, 2019 at 12:17 am

2:18

• November 12, 2019 at 6:18 pm

Thank you

• November 21, 2019 at 10:28 pm

UwU challenge tiktok hahhahaha
idk what my life is

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• November 22, 2019 at 9:41 pm

I just got oculus rift don´t need math any more hahahahahaha lol

• November 22, 2019 at 9:46 pm

hi

• November 22, 2019 at 9:46 pm

yet yet yet yet yet yeeter yetes the feetest

• November 22, 2019 at 9:50 pm

hi

• December 1, 2019 at 7:32 pm

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