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What is 8 1/15 as a decimal?

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Solution: 8 1/15 as a decimal is 8.07 Methods First step – Making the fraction improper: The first step to changing 8 1/15 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 8 by 15 and add its product to 1 in the numerator to get: 121/15. Now we will attempt to convert 121/15 to a decimal using the following method: Explanation using the division method: One method to convert 121/15 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 121 by the denominator 15: 121 (numerator) Γ· 15 (denominator) = 8.07 And there you go! We got 8.07 as the answer when you convert 8 1/15 (or 121/15) 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 11/13 as a decimal? What is 2 27/28 as a decimal? What is 4 1/37 as a decimal? What is 3 74/14 as a decimal?