Convert 3 5/3 as a fraction.
Understand the Problem
The question is asking how to express the mixed number '3 5/3' as a single improper fraction. The approach involves converting the whole number and the fraction part into an improper fraction.
Answer
$\frac{14}{3}$
Answer for screen readers
The improper fraction equivalent of the mixed number $3 \frac{5}{3}$ is $\frac{14}{3}$.
Steps to Solve

Identify the whole number and the fraction Separate the whole number from the fraction in the mixed number $3 \frac{5}{3}$. Here, the whole number is 3 and the fraction is $\frac{5}{3}$.

Convert the whole number to a fraction Convert the whole number into a fraction by using its denominator. For the whole number 3, we can represent it as $\frac{3 \cdot 3}{3} = \frac{9}{3}$.

Add the fractions together Now, add the fraction part $\frac{9}{3}$ (from the whole number) to $\frac{5}{3}$ (the fraction part).
This gives: $$ \frac{9}{3} + \frac{5}{3} = \frac{9 + 5}{3} = \frac{14}{3} $$

Write the final result The mixed number $3 \frac{5}{3}$ as an improper fraction is therefore $\frac{14}{3}$.
The improper fraction equivalent of the mixed number $3 \frac{5}{3}$ is $\frac{14}{3}$.
More Information
This conversion is useful for simplifying the addition or subtraction of mixed numbers, as improper fractions are often more straightforward to work with in calculations.
Tips
 Forgetting to convert the whole number into a fraction. Always use the same denominator.
 Adding the fractions incorrectly. Ensure you only add the numerators while keeping the common denominator.