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What is 3 17/2 as a decimal?

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Solution: 3 17/2 as a decimal is 11.5MethodsFirst step – Making the fraction improper:The first step to changing 3 17/2 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 3 by 2 and add its product to 17 in the numerator to get: 23/2. Now we will attempt to convert 23/2 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 23 by the denominator 2:23 (numerator) Γ· 2 (denominator) = 11.5As a result, you get 11.5 as your answer when you convert 3 17/2 (or 23/2) to a decimal.Convert some more fractions to decimals!Practice some more problems on converting fractions to decimals:What is 22 8/6 as a decimal?What is 1 43/32 as a decimal?What is 1 74/35 as a decimal?What is 7 51/14 as a decimal?