# How do you make an improper fraction for 5 7/8?

Mixed fraction: $5 \frac{7}{8} \textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXXXXXXX}}$Improper fraction: $\frac{47}{8}$
$5 \frac{7}{8}$ means $5 + \frac{7}{8}$
$5$ is equivalent to $\frac{40}{8}$
So $5 \frac{7}{8} = \frac{40}{8} + \frac{7}{8} = \frac{47}{8}$