# How do you write 2 1/3 as improper fraction?

Jun 20, 2018

One whole number is three thirds, so two whole numbers would be six thirds. Therefore two whole numbers plus a third would be seven thirds in total. $\frac{7}{3}$

To change a mixed number to an improper fraction:

Multiply the whole number by the denominator and add the numerator. This answer goes as the numerator above the original denominator.

$2 \times 3 = 6$

$6 + 1 = 7$

$\frac{7}{3}$