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What is 2 59/30 as a decimal?

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Solution: 2 59/30 as a decimal is 3.97 Methods First step – Making the fraction improper: The first step to changing 2 59/30 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 2 by 30 and add its product to 59 in the numerator to get: 119/30. Now we will attempt to convert 119/30 to a decimal using the following method: Explanation using the division method: One method to convert 119/30 to a decimal is by using the division method. Before we move ahead to the method, here is a quick recap on fractions: A fraction is a number representation that is broken down into two parts - the number on top is called the numerator, and the number on the bottom is called the denominator. To get a decimal using the division method, simply divide the numerator 119 by the denominator 30: 119 (numerator) Γ· 30 (denominator) = 3.97 And there you go! We got 3.97 as the answer when you convert 2 59/30 (or 119/30) to a decimal. Practice more 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 2 59/20 as a decimal? What is 2 80/32 as a decimal? What is 1 98/6 as a decimal? What is 1 26/33 as a decimal?