3½ as an Improper Fraction


Question: How do you write 3½ as an improper fraction?

Improper fraction is a type of fraction where the numerator is greater than or equal to the denominator.

Answer: The improper fraction representation of 3½ is 7/2.

The improper fraction representation of any number are the numbers having larger numerator value than denominator. Such as 6/5, 5/2, etc.

Explanation:

To convert any mixed numbers to improper fractions, use the below steps.

  1. Firstly, write the mixed number as sum of proper fraction and a whole number.
  2. Write both the proper fraction and whole number with common denominator.
  3. Sum using simple summation rules to get the improper fraction.

Therefore, the improper fraction of 3½ is as below

3½ = 3 + 1/2 

= 6/2 + 1/2

= 7/2

Thus, the improper fraction representation of 3½ is 7/2.