What is 7 87/8 as a decimal?

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Solution: 7 87/8 as a decimal is 17.88MethodsFirst step – Making the fraction improper:The first step to changing 7 87/8 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 7 by 8 and add its product to 87 in the numerator to get: 143/8. Now we will attempt to convert 143/8 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 143 by the denominator 8:143 (numerator) Γ· 8 (denominator) = 17.88As a result, you get 17.88 as your answer when you convert 7 87/8 (or 143/8) to a decimal.Convert some more fractions to decimals!Practice some more problems on converting fractions to decimals:What is 1 96/33 as a decimal?What is 3 13/38 as a decimal?What is 29 60/3 as a decimal?What is 9 47/8 as a decimal?