# How do you write 2 1/2 as improper fraction?

Mar 2, 2018

$2 \frac{1}{2}$ as an improper fraction is $\frac{5}{2}$.

#### Explanation:

First, split the mixed fraction into the sum of a whole number and a fraction: $2 \frac{1}{2} \implies 2 + \frac{1}{2}$

Then, rewrite the whole number as an equivalent fraction: $2 \implies \frac{4}{2}$

Lastly, add together the two fractions to get the answer: $\frac{4}{2} + \frac{1}{2} = \frac{5}{2}$

Here's the whole process:

$\textcolor{w h i t e}{=} 2 \frac{1}{2}$

$= 2 + \frac{1}{2}$

$= \frac{4}{2} + \frac{1}{2}$

$= \frac{4 + 1}{2}$

$= \frac{5}{2}$