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How would you write 1 and 2/3 as an improper fraction?

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Ernest Hickle


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Vicky Miller

An improper fraction is where the numerator (top number) is larger than the denominator (bottom number).

Step one: convert the whole numbers into the fraction

1 = 3/3

step 2: add that to the fraction

3/3 + 1/3 = 4/3

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An improper fraction is when the numerator, the number on the top is larger than the denominator, the number on the bottom of a fraction

1 is the same as 3/3.

So 1 and 2/3 is the same as 3/3 and 2/3 which gives 5/3 as the improper fraction.

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Hi Ernest! You would multiply the whole number by the denominator and then add the numerator to that value.


1 x 3 = 3

3 + 2 = 5 (new numerator)


Then pop that back into the fraction which gives you 5/3.

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multiply the whole number by the denominator and add the numerator and place the answer over the denominator, So 1x3+2=5/3

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