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What is 15 12/5 as a decimal?

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Solution: 15 12/5 as a decimal is 17.4MethodsFirst step – Making the fraction improper:The first step to changing 15 12/5 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 15 by 5 and add its product to 12 in the numerator to get: 87/5. Now we will attempt to convert 87/5 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 87 by the denominator 5:87 (numerator) ÷ 5 (denominator) = 17.4As a result, you get 17.4 as your answer when you convert 15 12/5 (or 87/5) to a decimal.Convert some more fractions to decimals!Practice some more problems on converting fractions to decimals:What is 3 29/29 as a decimal?What is 2 12/42 as a decimal?What is 1 74/45 as a decimal?What is 9 66/3 as a decimal?