What is 72 1/2 as a decimal?

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Solution: 72 1/2 as a decimal is 72.5MethodsFirst step – Making the fraction improper:The first step to changing 72 1/2 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 72 by 2 and add its product to 1 in the numerator to get: 145/2. Now we will attempt to convert 145/2 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 145 by the denominator 2:145 (numerator) Γ· 2 (denominator) = 72.5As a result, you get 72.5 as your answer when you convert 72 1/2 (or 145/2) to a decimal.Convert some more fractions to decimals!Practice some more problems on converting fractions to decimals:What is 1 3/28 as a decimal?What is 15 1/10 as a decimal?What is 4 54/21 as a decimal?What is 5 7/27 as a decimal?