## Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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# Chapter 2 - Multiplying and Dividing Fractions - Summary Exercises - Fraction Basics: 11

#### Answer

$2\frac{1}{2}$

#### Work Step by Step

To convert $\frac{5}{2}$ into a mixed number or whole number, we must first divide the numerator by the denominator. $5\div2=2$ with a remainder of 1 The quotient will be the whole number part of the mixed number, and the remainder will be the numerator of the fraction part. The denominator will stay the same. Therefore, $5\div2=2\frac{1}{2}$.

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