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## Solution 11942: Converting Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions Using the TI-83 Family, TI-84 Plus Family, and TI-Nspire™ Handheld in TI-84 Plus Mode.

### How do I convert mixed numbers to improper fractions (and vice versa) using the TI-83 family, TI-84 Plus family and TI-Nspire handheld in TI-84 Plus mode?

To convert mixed numbers to improper fractions (and vice versa) using the TI-83 family, TI-84 Plus family and TI-Nspire handheld in TI-84 Plus mode, follow the examples below.

Example: Convert 1 35 to an improper fraction.

If using the TI-84 Plus family and TI-Nspire handheld in TI-84 Plus mode with the latest operating system installed:

1) Press [ALPHA] [Y=] to access the FRAC menu.
2) Press [2] to select the Un/d function.
3) Input 1 and press [►].
4) Input 3 and press [▼].
5) Input 5 and press [►] [ENTER].

If using the TI-83 family calculator:

1) Input 1 and press [+].
2) Input 3 and press [÷].
3) Input 5 and press [MATH] [1] to select the ►FRAC function.
4) Press [ENTER].

Example: Convert 9/6 to a mixed number.

If using the TI-84 Plus family and TI-Nspire handheld in TI-84 Plus mode with the latest operating system installed:

1) Press [ALPHA] [Y=] to access the FRAC menu.
2) Press [1] to select the n/d function.
3) Input 9 and press [▼].
4) Input 6 and press [►].
5) Press [ALPHA] [Y=].
6) Press [3] to select the ►n/d◄►Un/d function.
7) Press [ENTER].

If using the TI-83 family calculator, the functionality to convert an improper fraction to a mixed number is not available.

Please see the TI-83 family and TI-84 Plus family guidebooks for additional information.

Please Note: TI-Nspire handheld in TI-84 Plus mode users may refer to the TI-84 Plus family guidebook.