What is 36 40/42 as a decimal?

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Solution: 36 40/42 as a decimal is 36.95MethodsFirst step – Making the fraction improper:The first step to changing 36 40/42 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 36 by 42 and add its product to 40 in the numerator to get: 1552/42. Now we will attempt to convert 1552/42 to a decimal using the following method:Explanation using the division method:One method to convert 1552/42 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 1552 by the denominator 42:1552 (numerator) Γ· 42 (denominator) = 36.95And there you go! We got 36.95 as the answer when you convert 36 40/42 (or 1552/42) 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 5 59/11 as a decimal?What is 3 27/28 as a decimal?What is 4 3/35 as a decimal?What is 4 49/23 as a decimal?