What is 1 72/61 as a decimal?

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Solution: 1 72/61 as a decimal is 2.18MethodsFirst step – Making the fraction improper:The first step to changing 1 72/61 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 1 by 61 and add its product to 72 in the numerator to get: 133/61. Now we will attempt to convert 133/61 to a decimal using the following method:Explanation using the division method:One method to convert 133/61 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 133 by the denominator 61:133 (numerator) Γ· 61 (denominator) = 2.18And there you go! We got 2.18 as the answer when you convert 1 72/61 (or 133/61) 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 5 46/18 as a decimal?What is 13 4/11 as a decimal?What is 2 38/44 as a decimal?What is 2 64/33 as a decimal?