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What is 1 38/40 as a decimal?

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Solution: 1 38/40 as a decimal is 1.95MethodsFirst step – Making the fraction improper:The first step to changing 1 38/40 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 38 in the numerator to get: 78/40. Now we will attempt to convert 78/40 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 78 by the denominator 40:78 (numerator) Γ· 40 (denominator) = 1.95As a result, you get 1.95 as your answer when you convert 1 38/40 (or 78/40) to a decimal.Convert some more fractions to decimals!Practice some more problems on converting fractions to decimals:What is 5 36/19 as a decimal?What is 4 39/9 as a decimal?What is 3 17/41 as a decimal?What is 3 11/44 as a decimal?