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What is 48 53/2 as a decimal?

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Solution: 48 53/2 as a decimal is 74.5 Methods First step – Making the fraction improper: The first step to changing 48 53/2 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 48 by 2 and add its product to 53 in the numerator to get: 149/2. Now we will attempt to convert 149/2 to a decimal using the following method: Explanation using the division method: One method to convert 149/2 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 149 by the denominator 2: 149 (numerator) Γ· 2 (denominator) = 74.5 And there you go! We got 74.5 as the answer when you convert 48 53/2 (or 149/2) 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 6 3/24 as a decimal? What is 2 21/42 as a decimal? What is 2 17/46 as a decimal? What is 2 70/28 as a decimal?