Q:

What is 6 42/15 as a decimal?

Accepted Solution

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Solution: 6 42/15 as a decimal is 8.8 Methods First step – Making the fraction improper: The first step to changing 6 42/15 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 6 by 15 and add its product to 42 in the numerator to get: 132/15. Now we will attempt to convert 132/15 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 132 by the denominator 15: 132 (numerator) Γ· 15 (denominator) = 8.8 As a result, you get 8.8 as your answer when you convert 6 42/15 (or 132/15) to a decimal. Convert some more fractions to decimals! Practice some more problems on converting fractions to decimals: What is 3 66/12 as a decimal? What is 3 1/50 as a decimal? What is 3 115/9 as a decimal? What is 2 52/44 as a decimal?