Use the place value of the numbers to write the (unreduced) improper fraction as

1775/100

Then, reduce it by taking out a factor of 25 from numerator and denominator.

1775/100 = (71*25)/(4*25) = (71/4)*(25/25) = (71/4)*1 =

71/4 = (68 + 3)/4 = 68/4 + 3/4 =

The shortest, easiest way to get to a mixed number is to recognized that 0.75 = 3/4. That means 17.75 = 17 3/4.

1775/100

Then, reduce it by taking out a factor of 25 from numerator and denominator.

1775/100 = (71*25)/(4*25) = (71/4)*(25/25) = (71/4)*1 =

**71/4**This improper fraction can be converted to a mixed number. You already know that the integer part will be 17.71/4 = (68 + 3)/4 = 68/4 + 3/4 =

**17 3/4**The shortest, easiest way to get to a mixed number is to recognized that 0.75 = 3/4. That means 17.75 = 17 3/4.