What is 1 72/8 as a decimal?

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Solution: 1 72/8 as a decimal is 10MethodsFirst step – Making the fraction improper:The first step to changing 1 72/8 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 1 by 8 and add its product to 72 in the numerator to get: 80/8. Now we will attempt to convert 80/8 to a decimal using the following method:Explanation using the division method:A fraction is usually split into two parts: the first part is the number on top, called the numerator; and the second part is the number on the bottom, called the denominator. These are both separated by a line called the “divisor line”. We can use the division method help to solve this question: to get a decimal, simply divide the numerator 80 by the denominator 8 (which you can enter in any calculator):80 (numerator) ÷ 8 (denominator) = 10And finally, you get 10 as your answer when you convert 1 72/8 (or 80/8) to a decimal. Practice more conversion problemsAll 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 2 39/48 as a decimal?What is 3 35/24 as a decimal?What is 8 87/6 as a decimal?What is 2 108/14 as a decimal?