Name: Dawn

Who is asking: Parent
Level: Middle

Here is the exact problem as stated on my child's math worksheet. Change each mixed number to a whole number and an improper fraction which is less than 2.

3 1/2 = 2 / this is only one out of 14 of which I have racked my brains and looked in every book I could find for help. Can you help???????

Hi Dawn,

You have

1/2 and you want to find a way to write this mixed number in the form ?/??

Three and one half is one and one half more than 2 (that is 3 1/2 - 2 = 1 1/2) thus the fraction  ?/?? must be 1 1/2. But you want an improper fraction so write 1 1/2 as  3/2. Thus

1/2 = 2 3/2.

I hope this helps,
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