# What is 2 2/5 as a fraction?

#### Understand the Problem

The question is asking how to express the mixed number 2 2/5 as an improper fraction. To do this, we need to convert the whole number part and the fractional part into a single fraction.

The improper fraction is $\frac{12}{5}$.

The improper fraction is $\frac{12}{5}$.

#### Steps to Solve

1. Identify the whole number and the fractional part

Separate the mixed number into its whole number part and fractional part. In this case, we have:

Whole number: 2
Fractional part: $\frac{2}{5}$

1. Convert the whole number to a fraction

To convert the whole number into a fraction, multiply it by the denominator of the fractional part. Here, the denominator is 5.

$$2 = \frac{2 \times 5}{5} = \frac{10}{5}$$

Now, add the fraction you obtained from the whole number to the original fractional part:

$$\frac{10}{5} + \frac{2}{5} = \frac{10 + 2}{5} = \frac{12}{5}$$

1. Write the final result as an improper fraction

Now we can write the result:

$$2 \frac{2}{5} = \frac{12}{5}$$

The improper fraction is $\frac{12}{5}$.