What is 1 19/40 as a decimal?

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Solution: 1 19/40 as a decimal is 1.48 Methods First step – Making the fraction improper: The first step to changing 1 19/40 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 1 by 40 and add its product to 19 in the numerator to get: 59/40. Now we will attempt to convert 59/40 to a decimal using the following method: Explanation using the division method: One method to convert 59/40 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 59 by the denominator 40: 59 (numerator) Γ· 40 (denominator) = 1.48 And there you go! We got 1.48 as the answer when you convert 1 19/40 (or 59/40) 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 1 86/44 as a decimal? What is 7 3/21 as a decimal? What is 1 77/32 as a decimal? What is 3 78/19 as a decimal?