Q:

What is 3 17/40 as a decimal?

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Solution: 3 17/40 as a decimal is 3.43 Methods First step – Making the fraction improper: The first step to changing 3 17/40 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 3 by 40 and add its product to 17 in the numerator to get: 137/40. Now we will attempt to convert 137/40 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 137 by the denominator 40: 137 (numerator) Γ· 40 (denominator) = 3.43 As a result, you get 3.43 as your answer when you convert 3 17/40 (or 137/40) to a decimal. Convert some more fractions to decimals! Practice some more problems on converting fractions to decimals: What is 3 16/44 as a decimal? What is 14 15/8 as a decimal? What is 2 46/31 as a decimal? What is 2 5/48 as a decimal?