A mixed number is composed of a whole number and a fraction.
How to mix a number? Just stir it! (^^)
Just put a number and a fraction together.
What if you are given an improper fraction.
Divide 5 by 2. Then you will get 2 with a remainder of 1. 2 will be the whole number. 1 will be the numerator and 2 will be the denominator since you divided the number by 2. In symbols:
5 / 2 = 2