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# How do you change a mixed number in to a decimal?

Updated: 5/2/2023

Wiki User

10y ago

By a mixed number if you mean say 1 1/4 .

So to convert 1 1/4 to a decimal, the coefficient '1' remains as '1'.

We then take '1/4' This means one divided by '4'.

You will say cannot be done, but oh!!! yes it can .

4)1.0000

Note the decimal point and the 'string of zeroes'.

We say 4 divided into '1' won't go. So zero in the answer , then carry the decimal point into the answer. With a remainder of '1'

4)10.000 = 0.

The remainder of '1' is carried onto the first decimal zero so its reads '10'. We say 4 divided into '10' will go, answer is '2' (8) and a remainder of '2' So zero in the answer , then carry the decimal point into the answer. With a remainder of '2

So

4)100.0 = 0.2...'

The remainder '2' is carried on to the second decimal , so it reads '20'

We say 4 divided into '20' will go, answer is '5' (20) and NO remainder.

Since there is no remainder the division is complete.

Hence

4)100.0 = 0.25

Add the 0.25 to the coefficient '1' so we have 1.25 = 1 1/4

lenpollock

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5mo ago

Wiki User

10y ago

how to change mixed number into a decimal

Anonymous

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3y ago

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