Q:

What is 6 17/5 as a decimal?

Accepted Solution

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Solution: 6 17/5 as a decimal is 9.4 Methods First step – Making the fraction improper: The first step to changing 6 17/5 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 6 by 5 and add its product to 17 in the numerator to get: 47/5. Now we will attempt to convert 47/5 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 47 by the denominator 5: 47 (numerator) Γ· 5 (denominator) = 9.4 As a result, you get 9.4 as your answer when you convert 6 17/5 (or 47/5) to a decimal. Convert some more fractions to decimals! Practice some more problems on converting fractions to decimals: What is 3 59/29 as a decimal? What is 6 40/11 as a decimal? What is 10 40/8 as a decimal? What is 44 11/3 as a decimal?