What is 4 72/7 as a decimal?

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Solution: 4 72/7 as a decimal is 14.29MethodsFirst step – Making the fraction improper:The first step to changing 4 72/7 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 4 by 7 and add its product to 72 in the numerator to get: 100/7. Now we will attempt to convert 100/7 to a decimal using the following method:Explanation using the division method:One method to convert 100/7 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 100 by the denominator 7:100 (numerator) Γ· 7 (denominator) = 14.29And there you go! We got 14.29 as the answer when you convert 4 72/7 (or 100/7) 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 2 34/22 as a decimal?What is 1 6/20 as a decimal?What is 6 1/25 as a decimal?What is 1 50/32 as a decimal?