Q:

What is 5 81/12 as a decimal?

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Solution: 5 81/12 as a decimal is 11.75 Methods First step – Making the fraction improper: The first step to changing 5 81/12 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 5 by 12 and add its product to 81 in the numerator to get: 141/12. Now we will attempt to convert 141/12 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 141 by the denominator 12: 141 (numerator) Γ· 12 (denominator) = 11.75 As a result, you get 11.75 as your answer when you convert 5 81/12 (or 141/12) to a decimal. Convert some more fractions to decimals! Practice some more problems on converting fractions to decimals: What is 2 5/26 as a decimal? What is 10 42/10 as a decimal? What is 5 35/18 as a decimal? What is 4 29/29 as a decimal?