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What is 16 10/8 as a decimal?

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Solution: 16 10/8 as a decimal is 17.25MethodsFirst step – Making the fraction improper:The first step to changing 16 10/8 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 16 by 8 and add its product to 10 in the numerator to get: 138/8. Now we will attempt to convert 138/8 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 138 by the denominator 8:138 (numerator) ÷ 8 (denominator) = 17.25As a result, you get 17.25 as your answer when you convert 16 10/8 (or 138/8) to a decimal.Convert some more fractions to decimals!Practice some more problems on converting fractions to decimals:What is 6 5/14 as a decimal?What is 2 24/38 as a decimal?What is 1 35/39 as a decimal?What is 3 4/41 as a decimal?