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# What is 1 40/32 as a decimal?

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Solution: 1 40/32 as a decimal is 2.25 Methods First step – Making the fraction improper: The first step to changing 1 40/32 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 1 by 32 and add its product to 40 in the numerator to get: 72/32. Now we will attempt to convert 72/32 to a decimal using the following method: Explanation using the division method: A fraction is usually split into two parts: the first part is the number on top, called the numerator; and the second part is the number on the bottom, called the denominator. These are both separated by a line called the “divisor line”. We can use the division method help to solve this question: to get a decimal, simply divide the numerator 72 by the denominator 32 (which you can enter in any calculator): 72 (numerator) ÷ 32 (denominator) = 2.25 And finally, you get 2.25 as your answer when you convert 1 40/32 (or 72/32) to a decimal. Practice more conversion 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 30/38 as a decimal? What is 1 19/33 as a decimal? What is 1 80/19 as a decimal? What is 1 58/35 as a decimal?