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What is 1 61/40 as a decimal?

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Solution: 1 61/40 as a decimal is 2.53MethodsFirst step – Making the fraction improper:The first step to changing 1 61/40 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 1 by 40 and add its product to 61 in the numerator to get: 101/40. Now we will attempt to convert 101/40 to a decimal using the following method:Explanation using the division method:One method to convert 101/40 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 101 by the denominator 40:101 (numerator) Γ· 40 (denominator) = 2.53And there you go! We got 2.53 as the answer when you convert 1 61/40 (or 101/40) 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 33/27 as a decimal?What is 1 56/46 as a decimal?What is 1 82/47 as a decimal?What is 3 69/12 as a decimal?