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What is 3 12/38 as a decimal?

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Solution: 3 12/38 as a decimal is 3.32 Methods First step – Making the fraction improper: The first step to changing 3 12/38 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 3 by 38 and add its product to 12 in the numerator to get: 126/38. Now we will attempt to convert 126/38 to a decimal using the following method: Explanation using the division method: One method to convert 126/38 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 126 by the denominator 38: 126 (numerator) Γ· 38 (denominator) = 3.32 And there you go! We got 3.32 as the answer when you convert 3 12/38 (or 126/38) 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 18 41/5 as a decimal? What is 4 12/33 as a decimal? What is 1 97/44 as a decimal? What is 3 6/48 as a decimal?