Q:

What is 1 40/31 as a decimal?

Accepted Solution

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Solution: 1 40/31 as a decimal is 2.29 Methods First step – Making the fraction improper: The first step to changing 1 40/31 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 1 by 31 and add its product to 40 in the numerator to get: 71/31. Now we will attempt to convert 71/31 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 71 by the denominator 31: 71 (numerator) Γ· 31 (denominator) = 2.29 As a result, you get 2.29 as your answer when you convert 1 40/31 (or 71/31) to a decimal. Convert some more fractions to decimals! Practice some more problems on converting fractions to decimals: What is 2 28/49 as a decimal? What is 1 100/41 as a decimal? What is 6 1/25 as a decimal? What is 2 59/32 as a decimal?