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What is 15 52/5 as a decimal?

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Solution: 15 52/5 as a decimal is 25.4 Methods First step – Making the fraction improper: The first step to changing 15 52/5 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 15 by 5 and add its product to 52 in the numerator to get: 127/5. Now we will attempt to convert 127/5 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 127 by the denominator 5 (which you can enter in any calculator): 127 (numerator) ÷ 5 (denominator) = 25.4 And finally, you get 25.4 as your answer when you convert 15 52/5 (or 127/5) 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 1 117/22 as a decimal? What is 4 34/28 as a decimal? What is 1 82/34 as a decimal? What is 2 12/45 as a decimal?