What is 61 21/2 as a decimal?

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Solution: 61 21/2 as a decimal is 71.5MethodsFirst step – Making the fraction improper:The first step to changing 61 21/2 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 61 by 2 and add its product to 21 in the numerator to get: 143/2. Now we will attempt to convert 143/2 to a decimal using the following method:Explanation using the division method:One method to convert 143/2 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 143 by the denominator 2:143 (numerator) Γ· 2 (denominator) = 71.5And there you go! We got 71.5 as the answer when you convert 61 21/2 (or 143/2) 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 3 64/9 as a decimal?What is 1 36/17 as a decimal?What is 5 7/16 as a decimal?What is 1 75/45 as a decimal?