Learn about Converting Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions This track will teach us how to convert a mixed number into an improper fraction. So we’d access to convert 5-3/8 into an improper fraction. So in order to convert a mixed fraction into an improper fraction, there are three steps we need to follow. But before we do that, let’s understand what is a mixed fraction. In a mixed fraction, we’ve got a whole number, and we’ve got a numerator, and a denominator of the fraction. This part is the whole number. This part is the fraction. So in order to convert 5-3/8 into an improper fraction, here are the steps that we follow. Step one; we multiply the whole number with the denominator of the fraction. We multiply the whole number with the denominator of the fraction. Step two, we add to the answer of step one, the numerator of the fraction. And step three; we replace the denominator of the entire the new entity with the denominator of fraction part. These are the three simple steps. Let’s create a little bit of extra space and do the three steps. So in this case, the number is 5-3/8. This is the whole number. This is the numerator. This is the denominator of the fraction. So step one, multiply the whole number which is five with the denominator of the fraction which is eight. That gives me 40. So step one is new 40. Step two, to this number 40; I add the numerator of the fraction which is three. So I do 40+3=43. Third, I replace the denominator with denominator of the fraction. So I take the number 43 and I replace its denominator with what was there before which is eight. So the improper fraction is 43/8. That’s the answer. Now real quick, recapping with what we’ve learned. In order to convert 5-38 into an improper fraction, first I multiply the whole number into the denominator of the fraction part. Then I add to it the numerator and then I divide it by the denominator of the fraction part. Remember, that in a case of a mixed fraction, you got the whole number part and the numerator and denominator which make up the fraction part.