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What is 1 15/50 as a decimal?

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Solution: 1 15/50 as a decimal is 1.3 Methods First step – Making the fraction improper: The first step to changing 1 15/50 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 1 by 50 and add its product to 15 in the numerator to get: 65/50. Now we will attempt to convert 65/50 to a decimal using the following method: Explanation using the division method: One method to convert 65/50 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 65 by the denominator 50: 65 (numerator) Γ· 50 (denominator) = 1.3 And there you go! We got 1.3 as the answer when you convert 1 15/50 (or 65/50) 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 1/50 as a decimal? What is 2 6/48 as a decimal? What is 5 5/28 as a decimal? What is 2 10/40 as a decimal?