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

A **mixed fraction **is a whole number, and a **proper fraction** represented together.

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

Let's look into the proof

**Explanation:**

A whole can be represented as a fraction in which remainder is 0.

For example: 4 can be written as 8/2

When we divide 8 by 2, remainder is 0.

But a mixed fraction contains non-zero remainder

For example: 2½ , which can be written as 5/2

When we divide 5 by 2, 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 remainder)