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What is 1 38/9 as a decimal?

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Solution: 1 38/9 as a decimal is 5.22MethodsFirst step – Making the fraction improper:The first step to changing 1 38/9 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 1 by 9 and add its product to 38 in the numerator to get: 47/9. Now we will attempt to convert 47/9 to a decimal using the following method:Explanation using the division method:One method to convert 47/9 to a decimal is by using the division method. Before we move ahead to the method, here is a quick recap on fractions: A fraction is a number representation that is broken down into two parts - the number on top is called the numerator, and the number on the bottom is called the denominator. To get a decimal using the division method, simply divide the numerator 47 by the denominator 9:47 (numerator) Γ· 9 (denominator) = 5.22And there you go! We got 5.22 as the answer when you convert 1 38/9 (or 47/9) to a decimal.Practice more problems!All it takes to be better at something is some practice! Take a look at some more similar problems on converting fractions to decimals and give them a go:What is 4 8/31 as a decimal?What is 72 2/2 as a decimal?What is 9 21/14 as a decimal?What is 10 69/7 as a decimal?