What is 8 7/16 as a decimal?

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Solution: 8 7/16 as a decimal is 8.44MethodsFirst step – Making the fraction improper:The first step to changing 8 7/16 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 8 by 16 and add its product to 7 in the numerator to get: 135/16. Now we will attempt to convert 135/16 to a decimal using the following method:Explanation using the division method:One method to convert 135/16 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 135 by the denominator 16:135 (numerator) Γ· 16 (denominator) = 8.44And there you go! We got 8.44 as the answer when you convert 8 7/16 (or 135/16) 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 6 15/18 as a decimal?What is 25 72/3 as a decimal?What is 4 35/24 as a decimal?What is 4 2/37 as a decimal?