The Singing Hedgehog Guide to:
Mixed Numbers and Top-Heavy Fractions 2

So how do we change between Mixed Numbers and top-heavy fractions?

We have to concentrate on the whole number and the fraction sorts itself out.

If we start with the mixed number from the last page:

we need to turn the 5 into thirds.

If we have five pizzas all cut into three slices (thirds) we have fifteen slices.

Add on the remaining slice (one third) and, hey presto:

we get the improper fraction from the last page!
These two numbers are equal, they have the same value.               

Here are some pizzas to show that they are the same:

Now you need to practise:

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