Q:

What is 1 34/40 as a decimal?

Accepted Solution

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Solution: 1 34/40 as a decimal is 1.85 Methods First step – Making the fraction improper: The first step to changing 1 34/40 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 34 in the numerator to get: 74/40. Now we will attempt to convert 74/40 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 74 by the denominator 40: 74 (numerator) Γ· 40 (denominator) = 1.85 As a result, you get 1.85 as your answer when you convert 1 34/40 (or 74/40) to a decimal. Convert some more fractions to decimals! Practice some more problems on converting fractions to decimals: What is 4 1/28 as a decimal? What is 2 55/44 as a decimal? What is 3 35/13 as a decimal? What is 17 13/7 as a decimal?