# How do you change #14/3# into a mixed number?

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First you need to figure out how many times 3 will go into 14 evenly, with nothing left over.

In this case,

Because

Then you put the

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You can read this simply as "fourteen over three", but there is better understanding if you read it as "fourteen thirds".

Counting in thirds would be

We know that one whole can be written as

In this case, in

The thinking would be to break

The short method is simply to divide the whole number by the denominator to find the whole number.

The

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