## Simplifying Mixed Numbers: 1 1/3 as a Fraction

Mixed numbers, like **1 1/3**, combine a whole number with a fraction. To simplify this into a single fraction, follow these steps:

**1. Multiply the whole number by the denominator:**

- 1 x 3 = 3

**2. Add the numerator:**

- 3 + 1 = 4

**3. Keep the same denominator:**

- 4/3

**Therefore, 1 1/3 as a fraction in simplest form is 4/3.**

**Important Note:** The fraction 4/3 is an improper fraction because the numerator is greater than the denominator. It is often preferred to leave fractions in their simplest form, even if they are improper.