# 5 1/3 as a fraction

#### Understand the Problem

The question is asking us to convert the mixed number 5 1/3 into an improper fraction. The high-level approach involves multiplying the whole number by the denominator and adding the numerator to find the new numerator, while the denominator remains the same.

$$\frac{16}{3}$$

The improper fraction is (\frac{16}{3})

#### Steps to Solve

1. Multiply the whole number by the denominator

Multiply the whole number part 5 by the denominator 3.

$$5 imes 3 = 15$$

1. Add the numerator to the product

Add the numerator 1 to the product from the first step.

$$15 + 1 = 16$$

1. Write the result as a fraction

Place the result from step 2 over the original denominator.

$$\frac{16}{3}$$

The improper fraction is (\frac{16}{3})

Converting a mixed number to an improper fraction is useful in many types of mathematical operations, such as addition, subtraction, and multiplication of fractions.

#### Tips

Don't forget to keep the original denominator the same when writing the improper fraction.

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