Express five and two thirds as an improper fraction. Express

17

––

5

as an integer and proper fraction.

2
5 × 3 + 2 17

5 ––
= –––––––
= ––

3 3
3

We multiply 5 by 3 to find the number of thirds in 5, then add 2 to give the number of thirds in five and two thirds.

17 2

–– = 3 ––

5 5

We divide 5 into 17 to get 3 with remainder 2. The integer part is 3, the fractional part is 2/5.

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