# What is 10/3 as a mixed number?

Jun 20, 2017

#### Answer:

$\frac{10}{3} = 3 \frac{1}{3}$

#### Explanation:

To reduce a top heavy fraction (where the number on top is bigger than the bottom) to a mixed number, the numerator (top) will be divided by the denominator (bottom).

For $\frac{10}{3}$, the $10$ can be divided by $3$ to take out the number of times $3$ occurs in $10$.

10/3 = (9+1)/3 = (3*3*3+1)/3 = (3(3)+1)/3 = 3 1/3