A mixed number is made up of a whole number and a fraction.

example:

the 2 is the whole number, and the is the fraction

Using the example above, we can rename a mixed number to an improper fraction by:

1: Multiplying the denominator by the whole number. 5 x 2 = 10

2.Add the product with the numerator. 10 + 4 = 14

3. The sum now becomes your new numerator.

4. The denominator stays the same.

So as an improper fraction is