What is 7 42/8 as a decimal?

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Solution: 7 42/8 as a decimal is 12.25MethodsFirst step – Making the fraction improper:The first step to changing 7 42/8 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 7 by 8 and add its product to 42 in the numerator to get: 98/8. Now we will attempt to convert 98/8 to a decimal using the following method:Explanation using the division method:One method to convert 98/8 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 98 by the denominator 8:98 (numerator) Γ· 8 (denominator) = 12.25And there you go! We got 12.25 as the answer when you convert 7 42/8 (or 98/8) 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 4 85/10 as a decimal?What is 27 31/2 as a decimal?What is 3 6/48 as a decimal?What is 2 63/26 as a decimal?