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What is 9 87/7 as a decimal?

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Solution: 9 87/7 as a decimal is 21.43 Methods First step – Making the fraction improper: The first step to changing 9 87/7 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 9 by 7 and add its product to 87 in the numerator to get: 150/7. Now we will attempt to convert 150/7 to a decimal using the following method: Explanation using the division method: One method to convert 150/7 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 150 by the denominator 7: 150 (numerator) Γ· 7 (denominator) = 21.43 And there you go! We got 21.43 as the answer when you convert 9 87/7 (or 150/7) 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 3 27/33 as a decimal? What is 2 34/25 as a decimal? What is 8 19/16 as a decimal? What is 3 9/20 as a decimal?