Q:

What is 2 72/38 as a decimal?

Accepted Solution

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Solution: 2 72/38 as a decimal is 3.89 Methods First step – Making the fraction improper: The first step to changing 2 72/38 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 2 by 38 and add its product to 72 in the numerator to get: 148/38. Now we will attempt to convert 148/38 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 148 by the denominator 38: 148 (numerator) Γ· 38 (denominator) = 3.89 As a result, you get 3.89 as your answer when you convert 2 72/38 (or 148/38) to a decimal. Convert some more fractions to decimals! Practice some more problems on converting fractions to decimals: What is 15 55/3 as a decimal? What is 3 6/45 as a decimal? What is 3 40/35 as a decimal? What is 5 10/14 as a decimal?