# How do you write mixed fractions into improper fractions?

May 21, 2018

Explanation down below...

#### Explanation:

A mixed fraction is a fraction written with a whole and a fraction.

Eg $2$$\frac{1}{2}$

An improper fraction is a fraction with a numerator that is larger than the denominator.

Eg $\frac{22}{5}$

To write a mixed fraction into an improper one you have to take your whole number next to your fraction, multiply that number by your denominator and then take your original numerator and add it on to your answer. Finally put the number over the denominator.

Example:

$2$$\frac{1}{2}$

$2$x$2 = 4$

$4 + 1 = 5$

$\frac{5}{2}$