What is 8 51/2 as a decimal?

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Solution: 8 51/2 as a decimal is 33.5MethodsFirst step – Making the fraction improper:The first step to changing 8 51/2 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 8 by 2 and add its product to 51 in the numerator to get: 67/2. Now we will attempt to convert 67/2 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 67 by the denominator 2:67 (numerator) Γ· 2 (denominator) = 33.5As a result, you get 33.5 as your answer when you convert 8 51/2 (or 67/2) to a decimal.Convert some more fractions to decimals!Practice some more problems on converting fractions to decimals:What is 7 22/15 as a decimal?What is 9 7/14 as a decimal?What is 2 14/49 as a decimal?What is 2 7/39 as a decimal?