# How do you write 3 2/5 an improper fraction?

$\frac{17}{5}$
When you write 3 in terms of fifths, you get $\frac{15}{5}$, because $1 = \frac{5}{5}$, and you multiply it by 3 to obtain $\frac{15}{5}$ because $3 \times 5 = 15$. When this answer of $\frac{15}{5}$ is added to the additional $\frac{2}{5}$, you get a total of $\frac{17}{5}$.