What is 16 55/2 as a decimal?

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Solution: 16 55/2 as a decimal is 43.5MethodsFirst step – Making the fraction improper:The first step to changing 16 55/2 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 16 by 2 and add its product to 55 in the numerator to get: 87/2. Now we will attempt to convert 87/2 to a decimal using the following method:Explanation using the division method:One method to convert 87/2 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 87 by the denominator 2:87 (numerator) Γ· 2 (denominator) = 43.5And there you go! We got 43.5 as the answer when you convert 16 55/2 (or 87/2) 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 1 58/50 as a decimal?What is 1 104/33 as a decimal?What is 4 24/30 as a decimal?What is 1 24/49 as a decimal?