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What is 14 5/8 as a decimal?

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Solution: 14 5/8 as a decimal is 14.63MethodsFirst step – Making the fraction improper:The first step to changing 14 5/8 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 14 by 8 and add its product to 5 in the numerator to get: 117/8. Now we will attempt to convert 117/8 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 117 by the denominator 8:117 (numerator) ÷ 8 (denominator) = 14.63As a result, you get 14.63 as your answer when you convert 14 5/8 (or 117/8) to a decimal.Convert some more fractions to decimals!Practice some more problems on converting fractions to decimals:What is 11 6/13 as a decimal?What is 6 3/23 as a decimal?What is 2 61/12 as a decimal?What is 1 89/29 as a decimal?