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What is 11 17/5 as a decimal?

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Solution: 11 17/5 as a decimal is 14.4MethodsFirst step – Making the fraction improper:The first step to changing 11 17/5 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 11 by 5 and add its product to 17 in the numerator to get: 72/5. Now we will attempt to convert 72/5 to a decimal using the following method. Explanation using the division method:A fraction is written in terms of two parts: the number on top is called the numerator and the number on the bottom is called the denominator. We can use the division method to solve this question. To get a decimal, simply divide the numerator 72 by the denominator 5:72 (numerator) Γ· 5 (denominator) = 14.4As a result, you get 14.4 as your answer when you convert 11 17/5 (or 72/5) to a decimal.Convert some more fractions to decimals!Practice some more problems on converting fractions to decimals:What is 1 97/48 as a decimal?What is 1 13/44 as a decimal?What is 2 10/23 as a decimal?What is 8 46/4 as a decimal?