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What is 5 9/26 as a decimal?

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Solution: 5 9/26 as a decimal is 5.35 Methods First step – Making the fraction improper: The first step to changing 5 9/26 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 5 by 26 and add its product to 9 in the numerator to get: 139/26. Now we will attempt to convert 139/26 to a decimal using the following method: Explanation using the division method: One method to convert 139/26 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 139 by the denominator 26: 139 (numerator) Γ· 26 (denominator) = 5.35 And there you go! We got 5.35 as the answer when you convert 5 9/26 (or 139/26) 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 25/41 as a decimal? What is 17 9/7 as a decimal? What is 2 54/25 as a decimal? What is 8 39/12 as a decimal?