# How do you make an improper fraction a proper fraction 63/16?

$3 \frac{15}{16}$

#### Explanation:

$\frac{63}{16} = 3 \frac{15}{16}$

Jun 3, 2018

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#### Explanation:

Just a comment:
"Proper fraction": "A Proper Fraction has a top number
less than its bottom number" (https://www.mathsisfun.com/proper-fractions.html). In other words, a proper fraction is a fraction between 0 and 1.

"Improper fraction": "An Improper Fraction has a top number larger than (or equal to) the bottom number." (https://www.mathsisfun.com/improper-fractions.html) Your fraction #63/16" is an example of an improper fraction.

So what do we call a number like $3 \frac{15}{16}$? It is a "mixed fraction": "A Mixed Fraction is a whole number and a proper fraction combined." (https://www.mathsisfun.com/mixed-fractions.html)

I mention this since the proper terminology helps the communication and avoids misunderstadnings.