# What is 1 1/9 as an improper fraction?

Feb 18, 2017

$\frac{10}{9}$

#### Explanation:

An $\textcolor{b l u e}{\text{improper fraction}}$ is a fraction where the value on the numerator is greater than the value on the denominator.

$1 \frac{1}{9} \text{ means } 1 + \frac{1}{9}$

$\text{and there are " 9" ninths in 1}$

$\Rightarrow 1 + \frac{1}{9} = \frac{9}{9} + \frac{1}{9} = \frac{9 + 1}{9} = \frac{10}{9}$