How to write a mixed number as an improper fraction?
An improper fraction is a type of fraction where the numerator is greater than or equal to the denominator.
Answer: A mixed fraction can be written as an improper fraction by multiplying the whole number with the fraction's denominator 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 sum above the denominator: 23/4
So, 5¾ as an improper fraction would be 23/4