How to Convert from Mixed Fractions to Improper Fractions
Converting from Mixed to Improper Fractions
Mixed fractions can be converted to improper fractions.

A mixed fraction has a whole number and a fraction.

An improper fraction (or topheavy fraction) is a fraction where the top number is greater than (or equal to) the bottom number.
How to Convert from Improper to Mixed Fractions
Question
Convert the mixed fraction below to an improper fraction.
Don't forget: A mixed fraction has a 'whole number' part (2 in our example) and a 'fraction' part (½).
The top number of the fraction (1) is called the numerator. The bottom number of the fraction (2) is called the denominator.
StepbyStep:
1
Multiply the whole number (2) by the denominator of the fraction (2).
2 × 2 = 4
2
Take this answer (4) and add the numerator (1) of the fraction part of the mixed fraction.
4 + 1 = 5
3
Make this the numerator of the improper fraction.
4
Take the denominator from the fraction part of the mixed fraction (2) and make this the denominator of the improper fraction.
5
Simplify the fraction if possible. (The fraction in our example is already as simple as possible).
Answer:
^{5}/_{2} (fivehalves) is 2 ^{1}/_{2} (two and a half) written as a mixed fraction.