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Q:
# What is 18 5/8 as a decimal?

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Solution: 18 5/8 as a decimal is 18.63
Methods
First step – Making the fraction improper:
The first step to changing 18 5/8 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 18 by 8 and add its product to 5 in the numerator to get: 149/8. Now we will attempt to convert 149/8 to a decimal using the following method:
Explanation using the division method:
Put in a nutshell, a fraction is written in terms of two parts separated by a line in between: the number above the line is called the numerator and the number below the line is called the denominator. To solve this question, we can use the division method to get a decimal: simply divide the numerator 149 by the denominator 8 to get the decimal:
149 (numerator) ÷ 8 (denominator) = 18.63
That’s it! When you convert 18 5/8 (or 149/8) to a decimal, 18.63 is your answer.
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