# Mixed Number to Improper Fraction Calculator

## Calculator Use

Follow these 3 steps to convert mixed numbers to improper fractions:

- 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.