## Converting 1 3/5 to an Improper Fraction

An improper fraction is a fraction where the numerator is greater than or equal to the denominator. To convert a mixed number like 1 3/5 into an improper fraction, follow these steps:

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

Therefore, 1 3/5 as an improper fraction is **8/5**. This fraction is already in its simplest form since the numerator and denominator share no common factors other than 1.