The **number 2.9** written as an **improper fraction** is twenty-nine over ten, (29/10) or **twenty-nine tenths**. Two and nine tenths is the mixed number or mixed fraction way of writing 2.9.

To get 29/10 from

**2.9** is quite straightforward, working in tenths. Obviously there are 10 tenths in whole number 1, and in 2.9, we have twenty tenths in 2, giving us 20 tenths. 0.9 as a fraction is nine-tenths or 9/10. You simply add up the number of tenths (20 + 9) to give you 29/10.

Note that 29/10 cannot be reduced to any simpler **improper fraction**, as 29 and 10 have no common divisors aside from 1.

In the pictured example, we can see the improper fraction 5/4 (five-quarters) is one whole set of quarters (there are 4 quarters in the number 1) with a quarter left over. Written as a mixed number, this would be one and one-quarter (1 and 1/4).

Remember, with **improper fractions**, the top number will always be higher than the bottom number.

For other Blurtit discussions on improper fractions, go to What Is A Improper Fraction? or What Is The Difference Between An Improper Fraction And A Mixed Number ?

If you'd like to brush up your improper fraction skills, this YouTube tutorial will come in handy: