Converting Mixed Fractions to Improper Fractions

   Hello, viewers! Today I will be doing a math tutorial on how to convert mixed fractions into improper fractions. First, I will be explaining to you what a mixed fraction and an improper fraction is. A mixed fraction is basically a whole number and a fraction together. For example, a whole pizza, and then half a pizza would be an illustration of a mixed fraction. An improper fraction is basically another way of writing an improper fraction. An improper fraction is written like this: 7/5.

 

An example of a mixed fraction and how it is written.

Now for the converting. Converting a mixed fraction to an improper fraction is really simple. Look at the mixed fraction in the picture above. There is a whole number, a numerator, and a denominator. To convert the fraction, you have to multiply the denominator by the whole number. If you had the fraction 1 1/2, your answer would be 2. Now for the next step. For the next step, you take the answer for the previous multiplication problem, and then you add it by the numerator. In this case, it would be 2+1, which equals 3. 3 would be the numerator for your improper fraction. Now for the denominator. For the denominator, you keep the denominator from the fraction part of the mixed fraction. So there you have your fraction, 3/2!

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