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What is 5 1/20 as a decimal?

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Solution: 5 1/20 as a decimal is 5.05MethodsFirst step – Making the fraction improper:The first step to changing 5 1/20 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 5 by 20 and add its product to 1 in the numerator to get: 101/20. Now we will attempt to convert 101/20 to a decimal using the following method:Explanation using the division method:One method to convert 101/20 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 101 by the denominator 20:101 (numerator) Γ· 20 (denominator) = 5.05And there you go! We got 5.05 as the answer when you convert 5 1/20 (or 101/20) 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 2 43/19 as a decimal?What is 8 18/13 as a decimal?What is 2 84/32 as a decimal?What is 16 4/9 as a decimal?