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What is 16 59/5 as a decimal?

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Solution: 16 59/5 as a decimal is 27.8MethodsFirst step – Making the fraction improper:The first step to changing 16 59/5 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 16 by 5 and add its product to 59 in the numerator to get: 139/5. Now we will attempt to convert 139/5 to a decimal using the following method. Explanation using the division method:A fraction is written in terms of two parts: the number on top is called the numerator and the number on the bottom is called the denominator. We can use the division method to solve this question. To get a decimal, simply divide the numerator 139 by the denominator 5:139 (numerator) Γ· 5 (denominator) = 27.8As a result, you get 27.8 as your answer when you convert 16 59/5 (or 139/5) to a decimal.Convert some more fractions to decimals!Practice some more problems on converting fractions to decimals:What is 2 3/8 as a decimal?What is 1 94/40 as a decimal?What is 8 1/15 as a decimal?What is 3 105/7 as a decimal?