Q:

What is 2 34/40 as a decimal?

Accepted Solution

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Solution: 2 34/40 as a decimal is 2.85 Methods First step – Making the fraction improper: The first step to changing 2 34/40 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 2 by 40 and add its product to 34 in the numerator to get: 114/40. Now we will attempt to convert 114/40 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 114 by the denominator 40: 114 (numerator) Γ· 40 (denominator) = 2.85 As a result, you get 2.85 as your answer when you convert 2 34/40 (or 114/40) to a decimal. Convert some more fractions to decimals! Practice some more problems on converting fractions to decimals: What is 5 25/22 as a decimal? What is 5 7/8 as a decimal? What is 4 14/31 as a decimal? What is 6 54/15 as a decimal?