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What is 1 88/40 as a decimal?

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Solution: 1 88/40 as a decimal is 3.2 Methods First step – Making the fraction improper: The first step to changing 1 88/40 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 88 in the numerator to get: 128/40. Now we will attempt to convert 128/40 to a decimal using the following method: Explanation using the division method: One method to convert 128/40 to a decimal is by using the division method. Before we move ahead to the method, here is a quick recap on fractions: A fraction is a number representation that is broken down into two parts - the number on top is called the numerator, and the number on the bottom is called the denominator. To get a decimal using the division method, simply divide the numerator 128 by the denominator 40: 128 (numerator) Γ· 40 (denominator) = 3.2 And there you go! We got 3.2 as the answer when you convert 1 88/40 (or 128/40) to a decimal. Practice more problems! All it takes to be better at something is some practice! Take a look at some more similar problems on converting fractions to decimals and give them a go: What is 5 3/29 as a decimal? What is 3 63/22 as a decimal? What is 1 120/24 as a decimal? What is 2 48/27 as a decimal?