A mixed number, or mixed fraction, represents one that combines both an integer and a fraction. It is possible to make a division between mixed numbers; however, to do so, they must first be converted into improper fractions. After conversion, you can split them as you would any other fraction.

## Steps

### Method 1 of 3: Converting Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions

#### Step 1. Multiply the whole number by the denominator of its combined fraction

Do this for both mixed numbers and separate the products. They are now a part of the new numerator.

- For example, if you want to calculate 612÷214{displaystyle 6{frac {1}{2}}\div 2{frac {1}{4}}}
, você deve multiplicar 6×2=12{displaystyle 6\times 2=12}

e 2×4=8{displaystyle 2\times 4=8}

#### Step 2. Add the numerator and product together

Do it with the two mixed numbers. This sum represents the numerator of the improper fraction.

- For example, 12+1=13{displaystyle 12+1=13}
e 8+1=9{displaystyle 8+1=9}

#### Step 3. Place the sum over the original denominator

Complete this step for both fractions, remembering to use the correct denominators. These are the improper fractions that will be used to complete the division.

- For example, 612{displaystyle 6{frac {1}{2}}}
se torna 132{displaystyle {frac {13}{2}}}

e 214{displaystyle 2{frac {1}{4}}}

se torna 994{displaystyle 9{frac {9}{4}}}

#### Step 4. Convert whole numbers to fractions

If you are working with whole numbers, you must convert them to fractions. To do this, turn the number into the numerator of a fraction. The denominator will be equal to 1.

- For example, 3=31{displaystyle 3={frac {3}{1}}}

- For example, 612{displaystyle 6{frac {1}{2}}}

- For example, 12+1=13{displaystyle 12+1=13}