# How to turn a mixed fraction into a whole number?

A mixed fraction is the combination of a whole number and a proper fraction represented together.

## Answer: We cannot turn a mixed fraction into a whole number.

Let's understand this with the following explanation.

**Explanation:**

For example, 4, which is a whole number can be written as 8/2. Here, we can see that when we divide 8 by 2, the remainder is 0.

But a mixed fraction contains a non-zero remainder. For example: 2½ , which can be written as 5/2

When we divide 5 by 2, the remainder is 1.

Thus, a mixed fraction can never be converted into a whole number alone. It will always be a combination of a whole number and a proper fraction (due to the presence of the remainder)