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What is 1 15/26 as a decimal?

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Solution: 1 15/26 as a decimal is 1.58 Methods First step – Making the fraction improper: The first step to changing 1 15/26 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 1 by 26 and add its product to 15 in the numerator to get: 41/26. Now we will attempt to convert 41/26 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 41 by the denominator 26 (which you can enter in any calculator): 41 (numerator) ÷ 26 (denominator) = 1.58 And finally, you get 1.58 as your answer when you convert 1 15/26 (or 41/26) 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 11 17/10 as a decimal? What is 15 99/2 as a decimal? What is 5 63/15 as a decimal? What is 2 39/39 as a decimal?