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.
Answer
\(\frac{16}{3}\)
Answer for screen readers
The improper fraction is (\frac{16}{3})
Steps to Solve
- Multiply the whole number by the denominator
Multiply the whole number part 5 by the denominator 3.
$$ 5 imes 3 = 15 $$
- Add the numerator to the product
Add the numerator 1 to the product from the first step.
$$ 15 + 1 = 16 $$
- 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})
More Information
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.