# What is 2 four fifths (2 4/5) as an improper fraction?

Apr 27, 2018

$2 \frac{4}{5} = \frac{5 \times 2 + 4}{5} = \frac{14}{5}$

#### Explanation:

$2 \frac{4}{5} = \frac{14}{5}$

Remember there are five fifths in every whole number.

So in $2$ there are $2 \times 5 = 10$ fifths

There are also $\frac{4}{5}$ extra so altogether: $10 + 4 = 14$ fifths.

Notice the method:

$2 \frac{4}{5} = \frac{5 \times 2 + 4}{5} = \frac{14}{5}$

Apr 27, 2018

$\frac{14}{5}$

#### Explanation:

Because $a \frac{b}{c} = \frac{a \cdot c + b}{c}$
So, $2 \frac{4}{5} = \frac{14}{5}$