Home>Mixed Numerals and Improper Fractions
Lesson by Mike McGarry
Magoosh Expert

Summary
Mastering the conversion between mixed numerals and improper fractions is crucial for efficiently solving GMAT math problems, especially in operations involving multiplication, division, and exponentiation.
• Improper fractions have numerators larger than denominators, while mixed numerals combine an integer with a fraction less than one.
• Converting between these forms is essential, as the GMAT may present numbers in either format.
• Mixed numerals are useful for visualizing fractions on a number line, but improper fractions are superior for calculations.
• In operations like multiplication, division, and raising to powers, converting mixed numerals to improper fractions simplifies the process and reduces errors.
• Practice problems demonstrate the strategic advantage of using improper fractions for calculations before converting back to mixed numerals for the final answer.
Chapters
00:00
Understanding Mixed Numerals and Improper Fractions
03:25
Strategic Use of Number Forms in Calculations
06:00
Practical Application and Problem Solving