Mixed Number to Improper Fraction Calculator
Follow these 3 steps to convert a mixed number to an improper fraction:
- Multiply the whole number by the denominator
- Add the answer from Step 1 to the numerator
- Write answer from Step 2 over the denominator
A mixed number is a whole number plus a fractional part. An improper fraction is a fraction where the numerator (top number) is larger than the denominator (bottom number). You can convert between mixed numbers and improper fractions without changing the value of the figure.
Example: Convert the following mixed number to an improper fraction.
Step 1: Multiply the denominator (the bottom number in the fraction) and the whole number
9 × 3 = 27
Step 2: Add the answer from Step 1 to the numerator (the top number in the fraction)
27 + 5 = 32
Step 3: Write answer from Step 2 over the denominator
As an alternative, once you get comfortable with the steps, you can simplify the process and do all 3 steps at once:
Use the Simplifying Fractions Calculator to convert improper fractions to mixed numbers.