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What is 2 42/13 as a decimal?

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Solution: 2 42/13 as a decimal is 5.23MethodsFirst step – Making the fraction improper:The first step to changing 2 42/13 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 2 by 13 and add its product to 42 in the numerator to get: 68/13. Now we will attempt to convert 68/13 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 68 by the denominator 13:68 (numerator) Γ· 13 (denominator) = 5.23As a result, you get 5.23 as your answer when you convert 2 42/13 (or 68/13) to a decimal.Convert some more fractions to decimals!Practice some more problems on converting fractions to decimals:What is 1 85/37 as a decimal?What is 3 6/44 as a decimal?What is 5 1/30 as a decimal?What is 1 47/39 as a decimal?