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What is 1 62/49 as a decimal?

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Solution: 1 62/49 as a decimal is 2.27 Methods First step – Making the fraction improper: The first step to changing 1 62/49 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 1 by 49 and add its product to 62 in the numerator to get: 111/49. Now we will attempt to convert 111/49 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 111 by the denominator 49 (which you can enter in any calculator): 111 (numerator) ÷ 49 (denominator) = 2.27 And finally, you get 2.27 as your answer when you convert 1 62/49 (or 111/49) 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 21/42 as a decimal? What is 1 128/19 as a decimal? What is 2 64/38 as a decimal? What is 2 18/47 as a decimal?