What is 40 17/3 as a decimal?

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Solution: 40 17/3 as a decimal is 45.67MethodsFirst step – Making the fraction improper:The first step to changing 40 17/3 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 40 by 3 and add its product to 17 in the numerator to get: 137/3. Now we will attempt to convert 137/3 to a decimal using the following method:Explanation using the division method:One method to convert 137/3 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 137 by the denominator 3:137 (numerator) Γ· 3 (denominator) = 45.67And there you go! We got 45.67 as the answer when you convert 40 17/3 (or 137/3) 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 1 52/35 as a decimal?What is 1 68/43 as a decimal?What is 16 14/8 as a decimal?What is 2 27/39 as a decimal?