What is 3 15/10 as a decimal?

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Solution: 3 15/10 as a decimal is 4.5MethodsFirst step – Making the fraction improper:The first step to changing 3 15/10 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 3 by 10 and add its product to 15 in the numerator to get: 45/10. Now we will attempt to convert 45/10 to a decimal using one of the following methods:Method 1 – Explanation using the division method:One method to convert 45/10 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 45 by the denominator 10:45 (numerator) Γ· 10 (denominator) = 4.5And there you go! We got 4.5 as the answer when you convert 3 15/10 (or 45/10) to a decimal.Method 2 – Explanation using the factors of 10 method:In this method, we will convert the denominator into a power of 10 and then our fraction will be easier to calculate. If the denominator is a factor of a power of 10, like 2, 4, 5, 8, 10, 16, 20, 25, 40, 50 and so on, then we can convert it into a power of 10.In order to make 10 a power of 10, we need to multiply by 1 (10 * 1 = 10. Since we multiplied the denominator by 1, we also need to multiply the numerator by 1 too:45βˆ—110βˆ—1=4510=4.5\frac{45 * 1}{10 * 1} = \frac{45}{10} = 4.510βˆ—145βˆ—1​=1045​=4.5And finally, you get 4.5 as your answer when you convert 3 15/10 (or 45/10) 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 18/34 as a decimal?What is 3 50/26 as a decimal?What is 1 77/42 as a decimal?What is 7 14/19 as a decimal?