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What is 2 48/42 as a decimal?

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Solution: 2 48/42 as a decimal is 3.14 Methods First step – Making the fraction improper: The first step to changing 2 48/42 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 48 in the numerator to get: 132/42. Now we will attempt to convert 132/42 to a decimal using the following method: Explanation using the division method: A fraction is usually split into two parts: the first part is the number on top, called the numerator; and the second part is the number on the bottom, called the denominator. These are both separated by a line called the “divisor line”. We can use the division method help to solve this question: to get a decimal, simply divide the numerator 132 by the denominator 42 (which you can enter in any calculator): 132 (numerator) ÷ 42 (denominator) = 3.14 And finally, you get 3.14 as your answer when you convert 2 48/42 (or 132/42) to a decimal. Practice more conversion 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 11 29/5 as a decimal? What is 4 54/19 as a decimal? What is 5 4/29 as a decimal? What is 3 54/18 as a decimal?