Q:

What is 2 82/23 as a decimal?

Accepted Solution

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Solution: 2 82/23 as a decimal is 5.57 Methods First step – Making the fraction improper: The first step to changing 2 82/23 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 2 by 23 and add its product to 82 in the numerator to get: 128/23. Now we will attempt to convert 128/23 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 128 by the denominator 23: 128 (numerator) ÷ 23 (denominator) = 5.57 As a result, you get 5.57 as your answer when you convert 2 82/23 (or 128/23) to a decimal. Convert some more fractions to decimals! Practice some more problems on converting fractions to decimals: What is 5 21/24 as a decimal? What is 3 25/38 as a decimal? What is 7 15/14 as a decimal? What is 1 87/42 as a decimal?