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What is 5 12/7 as a decimal?

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Solution: 5 12/7 as a decimal is 6.71MethodsFirst step – Making the fraction improper:The first step to changing 5 12/7 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 5 by 7 and add its product to 12 in the numerator to get: 47/7. Now we will attempt to convert 47/7 to a decimal using the following method. Explanation using the division method:A fraction is written in terms of two parts: the number on top is called the numerator and the number on the bottom is called the denominator. We can use the division method to solve this question. To get a decimal, simply divide the numerator 47 by the denominator 7:47 (numerator) Γ· 7 (denominator) = 6.71As a result, you get 6.71 as your answer when you convert 5 12/7 (or 47/7) to a decimal.Convert some more fractions to decimals!Practice some more problems on converting fractions to decimals:What is 3 55/30 as a decimal?What is 5 5/29 as a decimal?What is 10 38/11 as a decimal?What is 1 73/23 as a decimal?