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Convert the mixed number into an improper fraction.
The numerator is the whole number multiplied with the denominator plus the numerator of the mixed number. The denominator remains unchanged.
If you would like to have a vivid explanation with a detailed example, please read the page Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions
Step 1: Calculate the numerator
Calculate the numerator by multiplying the whole number (2) with the denominator (2) and adding the numerator (1):
2 × 2 + 1 = 5
Step 2: Calculate the numerator
The denominator remains the same:
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