What is 2 49/5 as a decimal?

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Solution: 2 49/5 as a decimal is 11.8MethodsFirst step – Making the fraction improper:The first step to changing 2 49/5 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 2 by 5 and add its product to 49 in the numerator to get: 59/5. Now we will attempt to convert 59/5 to a decimal using the following method:Explanation using the division method:One method to convert 59/5 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 59 by the denominator 5:59 (numerator) Γ· 5 (denominator) = 11.8And there you go! We got 11.8 as the answer when you convert 2 49/5 (or 59/5) 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 7 1/15 as a decimal?What is 7 46/3 as a decimal?What is 4 28/26 as a decimal?What is 10 84/5 as a decimal?