# How to add a fraction and a whole number?

The whole number can also be considered as a fraction with a denominator 1. When we add a whole number to a fraction we get an improper fraction.

## Answer: The addition of a fraction and a whole number is done as follows.

Let's try to add a fraction to a whole number.

**Explanation:**

We can express the whole number as a fraction by writing denominator as 1

Let us break the process down:

3 + 1/ 5

- 3/1 = 3 × 5/5 = (3 × 5)/ 5 = 15/5 (Converting into like fraction)
- now, 15/5 + 1/ 5 = 16/5

4 + 2/3

- 4 = 4/1 = 4 × 3/3 = (4 × 3)/ 3 = 12/3 (Coverting into like fraction)
- now, 12/3 + 2/ 3 = 14/3