# How do you make an improper fraction for 8 6/8?

Mar 9, 2018

$\frac{35}{4}$

#### Explanation:

When finding an improper fraction from a mixed number, you follow three easy steps:

-Multiply the whole number by the denominator (bottom number) in the fraction

-Add that number to the numerator (top number) of the fraction

-Set that number over the original denominator

Now knowing this, we apply it to the question at hand:

$8 \frac{6}{8}$

$= \frac{\left(8 \cdot 8\right) + 6}{8}$

$= \frac{\left(64\right) + 6}{8}$

$= \frac{70}{8}$

Now all we do is simplify:

$= \frac{35}{4}$