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Q:
# What is 2 8/38 as a decimal?

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Solution: 2 8/38 as a decimal is 2.21
Methods
First step β Making the fraction improper:
The first step to changing 2 8/38 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 2 by 38 and add its product to 8 in the numerator to get: 84/38. Now we will attempt to convert 84/38 to a decimal using the following method:
Explanation using the division method:
One method to convert 84/38 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 84 by the denominator 38:
84 (numerator) Γ· 38 (denominator) = 2.21
And there you go! We got 2.21 as the answer when you convert 2 8/38 (or 84/38) to a decimal.
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