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What is 15 3/8 as a decimal?

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Solution: 15 3/8 as a decimal is 15.38 Methods First step – Making the fraction improper: The first step to changing 15 3/8 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 15 by 8 and add its product to 3 in the numerator to get: 123/8. Now we will attempt to convert 123/8 to a decimal using the following method: Explanation using the division method: One method to convert 123/8 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 123 by the denominator 8: 123 (numerator) Γ· 8 (denominator) = 15.38 And there you go! We got 15.38 as the answer when you convert 15 3/8 (or 123/8) 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 3 4/45 as a decimal? What is 10 48/7 as a decimal? What is 2 43/50 as a decimal? What is 2 42/42 as a decimal?