Who is asking: Parent
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???????
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.
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
3 1/2 = 2 3/2.
I hope this helps,