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

1 Answer
Mar 2, 2018

Answer:

#2 1/2# as an improper fraction is #5/2#.

Explanation:

First, split the mixed fraction into the sum of a whole number and a fraction: #2 1/2 => 2 + 1/2#

Then, rewrite the whole number as an equivalent fraction: #2=>4/2#

Lastly, add together the two fractions to get the answer: #4/2+1/2=5/2#

Here's the whole process:

#color(white)=2 1/2#

#=2+1/2#

#=4/2+1/2#

#=(4+1)/2#

#=5/2#