#### Answer

Divide the numerator by the denominator. The quotient becomes the whole number, the remainder becomes the numerator of the fraction, and the denominator stays the same.

#### Work Step by Step

Proper fractions have a numerator that is smaller than the denominator, while improper fractions have a numerator that is greater than or equal to the denominator.
An example of an improper fraction is three-halves:
$\displaystyle \frac{3 \leftarrow numerator}{2\leftarrow denominator}$
To convert an improper fraction to a mixed number, you first need to divide the numerator by the denominator (e.g. $3\div 2$) and find the remainder:
$~~~~1$
$2\overline{)~~3~}$
$~-2$
$~~\overline{~~1~~}$
In this example, the remainder is $1$ and the quotient is also $1$. Next we write the quotient as the whole number and the remainder as the numerator of the fraction part. The denominator stays the same. Thus the fraction becomes:
$\displaystyle 1\frac{1}{2}$