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What is 1 65/40 as a decimal?

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Solution: 1 65/40 as a decimal is 2.63 Methods First step – Making the fraction improper: The first step to changing 1 65/40 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 1 by 40 and add its product to 65 in the numerator to get: 105/40. Now we will attempt to convert 105/40 to a decimal using the following method: Explanation using the division method: One method to convert 105/40 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 105 by the denominator 40: 105 (numerator) ÷ 40 (denominator) = 2.63 And there you go! We got 2.63 as the answer when you convert 1 65/40 (or 105/40) 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 2 28/43 as a decimal? What is 14 2/9 as a decimal? What is 2 76/5 as a decimal? What is 2 66/41 as a decimal?