What is 14 13/8 as a decimal?

Accepted Solution

Solution: 14 13/8 as a decimal is 15.63 Methods First step – Making the fraction improper: The first step to changing 14 13/8 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 14 by 8 and add its product to 13 in the numerator to get: 125/8. Now we will attempt to convert 125/8 to a decimal using the following method: Explanation using the division method: A fraction is usually split into two parts: the first part is the number on top, called the numerator; and the second part is the number on the bottom, called the denominator. These are both separated by a line called the “divisor line”. We can use the division method help to solve this question: to get a decimal, simply divide the numerator 125 by the denominator 8 (which you can enter in any calculator): 125 (numerator) ÷ 8 (denominator) = 15.63 And finally, you get 15.63 as your answer when you convert 14 13/8 (or 125/8) to a decimal. Practice more conversion 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 1 22/10 as a decimal? What is 12 3/12 as a decimal? What is 3 13/42 as a decimal? What is 8 6/18 as a decimal?