What is 1 53/17 as a decimal?

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Solution: 1 53/17 as a decimal is 4.12MethodsFirst step – Making the fraction improper:The first step to changing 1 53/17 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 1 by 17 and add its product to 53 in the numerator to get: 70/17. Now we will attempt to convert 70/17 to a decimal using the following method:Explanation using the division method:One method to convert 70/17 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 70 by the denominator 17:70 (numerator) Γ· 17 (denominator) = 4.12And there you go! We got 4.12 as the answer when you convert 1 53/17 (or 70/17) 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 17 1/8 as a decimal?What is 16 35/6 as a decimal?What is 4 4/31 as a decimal?What is 2 30/41 as a decimal?