# How do you write 17 2/5 as an improper fraction?

Nov 17, 2015

$17 \frac{2}{5} = \frac{87}{5}$

#### Explanation:

$17 \frac{2}{5}$

To convert a mixed fraction to an improper fraction, multiply the denominator times the whole number, then add the numerator. Place the result over the denominator.

$\frac{\left(5 \times 17\right) + 2}{5} = \frac{87}{5}$