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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

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Understanding Mixed Numerals and Improper Fractions

03:25

Strategic Use of Number Forms in Calculations

06:00

Practical Application and Problem Solving