What is 16 87/2 as a decimal?

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Solution: 16 87/2 as a decimal is 59.5MethodsFirst step – Making the fraction improper:The first step to changing 16 87/2 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 16 by 2 and add its product to 87 in the numerator to get: 119/2. Now we will attempt to convert 119/2 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 119 by the denominator 2:119 (numerator) Γ· 2 (denominator) = 59.5As a result, you get 59.5 as your answer when you convert 16 87/2 (or 119/2) to a decimal.Convert some more fractions to decimals!Practice some more problems on converting fractions to decimals:What is 18 24/5 as a decimal?What is 3 8/37 as a decimal?What is 40 16/3 as a decimal?What is 4 103/4 as a decimal?