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

Dec 10, 2016

$\frac{71}{8}$

#### Explanation:

We are given the mixed number which is $8$$\frac{7}{8}$.

Now we simply multiply the whole number in front of the fraction, which is $8$, with the denominator to get:

$8 \cdot 8 = 64$

Now we simply will add $\left(+\right)$ $7$ to $64$:

$64 + 7 = 71$

We now have the numerator of the improper fraction. Keeping $8$ the same for the denominator, introduce the $71$.

To get the improper fraction in this case: Simply multiply the $8$ by the denominator (which happens to be $8$ as well) and then add the amount the numerator has to it.

Answer: $\frac{71}{8}$