Q:

What is 2 56/42 as a decimal?

Accepted Solution

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Solution: 2 56/42 as a decimal is 3.33 Methods First step – Making the fraction improper: The first step to changing 2 56/42 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 2 by 42 and add its product to 56 in the numerator to get: 140/42. Now we will attempt to convert 140/42 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 140 by the denominator 42: 140 (numerator) Γ· 42 (denominator) = 3.33 As a result, you get 3.33 as your answer when you convert 2 56/42 (or 140/42) to a decimal. Convert some more fractions to decimals! Practice some more problems on converting fractions to decimals: What is 1 64/43 as a decimal? What is 3 13/39 as a decimal? What is 1 85/44 as a decimal? What is 1 77/48 as a decimal?