# How do you write 4 1/2 as an improper fraction?

Dec 13, 2016

$\frac{9}{2}$

#### Explanation:

$4 \frac{1}{2}$$\text{ }$as an improper fraction.

we need to change the $\text{4}$ to halves, then add it onto teh 1/2" that is already there.

$4 \frac{1}{2} = \frac{4 \times 2}{2} + \frac{1}{2} = \frac{8}{2} + \frac{1}{2} = \frac{9}{2}$

or more quickly;

$4 \frac{1}{2} = \frac{4 \times 2 + 1}{2} = \frac{9}{2}$