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What is 1 78/12 as a decimal?

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Solution: 1 78/12 as a decimal is 7.5MethodsFirst step – Making the fraction improper:The first step to changing 1 78/12 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 1 by 12 and add its product to 78 in the numerator to get: 90/12. Now we will attempt to convert 90/12 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 90 by the denominator 12:90 (numerator) ÷ 12 (denominator) = 7.5As a result, you get 7.5 as your answer when you convert 1 78/12 (or 90/12) to a decimal.Convert some more fractions to decimals!Practice some more problems on converting fractions to decimals:What is 2 60/8 as a decimal?What is 1 80/25 as a decimal?What is 3 39/27 as a decimal?What is 2 15/50 as a decimal?