How to turn a mixed number into a improper fraction


Question:  How to turn a mixed number into an improper fraction?

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

Answer: To turn a mixed number into an improper fraction, multiply the whole number with the denominator of the proper fraction. Add the numerator of the proper fraction to this product to obtain the numerator of the improper fraction. The denominator of the improper fraction will be the same as the denominator of the proper fraction.

Let us see an example to visualize it better.

Explanation:

Let us convert 3¼ into an improper fraction. 

  • Numerator of the improper fraction = (3 × 4) + 1 = 13
  • The denominator of the fraction will stay the same = 4
  • Hence 3¼ converted into an improper fraction will be 13/4

Hence, to turn a mixed number into an improper fraction, multiply the whole number with the denominator of the proper fraction. Add the numerator of the proper fraction to this product to obtain the numerator of the improper fraction.