## Converting a Mixed Number to an Improper Fraction: 1 3/5

Let's learn how to convert the mixed number **1 3/5** into an improper fraction.

### Understanding Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions

**Mixed Number:**A mixed number combines a whole number and a fraction, like**1 3/5**.**Improper Fraction:**An improper fraction has a numerator that is greater than or equal to its denominator, like**8/5**.

### Steps to Convert 1 3/5 to an Improper Fraction

**Multiply the whole number by the denominator:**1 * 5 = 5**Add the numerator to the result:**5 + 3 = 8**Keep the same denominator:**8/5

Therefore, **1 3/5** is equivalent to the improper fraction **8/5**.