# 2.5 as a fraction

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#### Explanation:

The fraction is read as two and five tenths. The way its read essentially gives the answer away. We have

2*5/10

which can be reduced by dividing the top and bottom by 5 to get

2*1/2

To change it to an improper fraction, multiply the denominator by the whole number, and add it to the numerator. We get

5/2.