What is 3 1/2 as an Improper Fraction?
Here we will show you how to convert the mixed number 3 1/2 to an improper fraction.
In other words, we will convert 3 1/2, which contains both a whole number and a fraction, to just an improper fraction.
Step 1 - Setup
First, we set up the mixed number 3 1/2 with different colors, so it is easy to follow along:
Step 2 - Multiply
Next, we multiply the whole number by the denominator.
3 x 2 = 6
Step 3 - Add Numerator
Then, we add the numerator to the answer we got in Step 2.
6 + 1 = 7
Step 4 - Solution
Finally, to get the solution, we keep the original denominator and make the numerator the answer from Step 3. Thus, 3 1/2 as an improper fraction is: