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Changing Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions Help

By — McGraw-Hill Professional
Updated on Sep 7, 2011

Changing Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions

A mixed number can be changed to an equivalent improper fraction. For example, Changing Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions is equal to Changing Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions .

To change a mixed number to an improper fraction, multiply the whole number by the denominator of the fraction and add the numerator of the fraction to the product. Use this number for the numerator and use the same denominator as the denominator of the improper fraction .

Examples

Example 1

Change Changing Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions to an improper fraction.

Solution 1

Multiply 7 by 3, then add 2 to get 23, which is the numerator of the improper fraction. Use 3 as the denominator of the improper fraction.

Changing Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions

Example 2

Change Changing Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions to an improper fraction.

Solution 2

Changing Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions

Math Note: Any whole number can be written as a fraction by placing the whole number over one. For example, Changing Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions , Changing Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions , etc. Likewise, any fraction with a denominator of one can be written as a whole number: Changing Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions , Changing Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions , etc.

Changing Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions Practice Problems

Practice

Change each of the following mixed numbers to improper fractions:

1. Changing Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions

2. Changing Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions

3. Changing Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions

4. Changing Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions

5. Changing Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions

Answers

1. Changing Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions

2. Changing Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions

3. Changing Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions

4. Changing Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions

5. Changing Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions

Practice problems for these concepts can be found at: Fractions Basic Concepts Practice Test.

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