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What is 2 40/42 as a decimal?

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Solution: 2 40/42 as a decimal is 2.95MethodsFirst step – Making the fraction improper:The first step to changing 2 40/42 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 2 by 42 and add its product to 40 in the numerator to get: 124/42. Now we will attempt to convert 124/42 to a decimal using the following method. Explanation using the division method:A fraction is written in terms of two parts: the number on top is called the numerator and the number on the bottom is called the denominator. We can use the division method to solve this question. To get a decimal, simply divide the numerator 124 by the denominator 42:124 (numerator) Γ· 42 (denominator) = 2.95As a result, you get 2.95 as your answer when you convert 2 40/42 (or 124/42) to a decimal.Convert some more fractions to decimals!Practice some more problems on converting fractions to decimals:What is 7 6/18 as a decimal?What is 3 1/48 as a decimal?What is 3 13/44 as a decimal?What is 3 15/45 as a decimal?