How to convert a mixed number to an improper fraction?
An improper fraction is a fraction where the numerator is greater than or equal to the denominator. A mixed number is a combination of a whole number and a proper fraction.
Answer: A mixed number can be converted to an improper fraction by multiplying the whole number with the denominator of the fraction and adding that to the numerator, and finally writing that result on top of the denominator.
Let us look at an example to understand it better.
Let us convert 5¾ into an improper fraction.
- Multiply the whole number part by the denominator: 5 × 4 = 20
- Add that to the numerator: 20 + 3 = 23
- Then, write that result above the denominator: 23/4
So, 5¾ as an improper fraction would be 23/4