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Q:
# What is 1 73/39 as a decimal?

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Solution: 1 73/39 as a decimal is 2.87
Methods
First step – Making the fraction improper:
The first step to changing 1 73/39 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 1 by 39 and add its product to 73 in the numerator to get: 112/39. Now we will attempt to convert 112/39 to a decimal using the following method:
Explanation using the division method:
Put in a nutshell, a fraction is written in terms of two parts separated by a line in between: the number above the line is called the numerator and the number below the line is called the denominator. To solve this question, we can use the division method to get a decimal: simply divide the numerator 112 by the denominator 39 to get the decimal:
112 (numerator) ÷ 39 (denominator) = 2.87
That’s it! When you convert 1 73/39 (or 112/39) to a decimal, 2.87 is your answer.
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