What is 15 15/8 as a decimal?

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Solution: 15 15/8 as a decimal is 16.88MethodsFirst step – Making the fraction improper:The first step to changing 15 15/8 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 15 by 8 and add its product to 15 in the numerator to get: 135/8. Now we will attempt to convert 135/8 to a decimal using the following method:Explanation using the division method:One method to convert 135/8 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 8:135 (numerator) Γ· 8 (denominator) = 16.88And there you go! We got 16.88 as the answer when you convert 15 15/8 (or 135/8) 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 3/24 as a decimal?What is 1 77/38 as a decimal?What is 1 37/42 as a decimal?What is 23 16/3 as a decimal?