# How do you write 1 7/8 as an improper fraction?

Nov 21, 2016

$1 \frac{7}{8} = \frac{15}{8}$

#### Explanation:

$\frac{7}{8}$ is equivalent to $7$ pieces taken from $8$ pieces of an object and $1$ means one full object. These are depicted below:

Hence, we can write $1$ as $\frac{8}{8}$

and $1 \frac{7}{8} = \frac{8}{8} + \frac{7}{8} = \frac{8 + 7}{8} = \frac{15}{8}$