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What is 1 78/48 as a decimal?

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Solution: 1 78/48 as a decimal is 2.63 Methods First step – Making the fraction improper: The first step to changing 1 78/48 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 1 by 48 and add its product to 78 in the numerator to get: 126/48. Now we will attempt to convert 126/48 to a decimal using the following method: Explanation using the division method: A fraction is usually split into two parts: the first part is the number on top, called the numerator; and the second part is the number on the bottom, called the denominator. These are both separated by a line called the “divisor line”. We can use the division method help to solve this question: to get a decimal, simply divide the numerator 126 by the denominator 48 (which you can enter in any calculator): 126 (numerator) ÷ 48 (denominator) = 2.63 And finally, you get 2.63 as your answer when you convert 1 78/48 (or 126/48) to a decimal. Practice more conversion 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 6 5/23 as a decimal? What is 14 8/9 as a decimal? What is 3 27/36 as a decimal? What is 5 25/18 as a decimal?