# What is 21/4 as a mixed number?

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

## Answer: 21/4 as a mixed number is 5 1/4.

Let's look at how to convert an improper fraction into a mixed number.

**Explanation:**

The numerator is divided by the denominator to convert an improper fraction to a mixed number.

Divide 21 by 4. The quotient digit is 5.

Multiply the quotient digit 5 by the divisor 4.

Subtract 20 from 21.

The result of 21 divided by 4 is 5 with a remainder of 1.