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Im a little younger than the rest of you and i need help with wayy smaller situations but if there is someone out there who is wiling to help me please answer this question: How do you turn a mixed number to a decimal ?

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  1. anonymous
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    Quick question: do you know how to turn a fraction into a decimal (like \[1/3 = 0.333333333... or 3/4=0.75\] ). If yes, then turning a mixed number into a decimal is the same idea. Let's say the mixed number is \[3 ((4/5))\] (where 3 is the whole number and 4/5 is the fraction). Then we know we will already know what the number is to the left of the decimal point: 3 Now for the numbers to the left of the decimal point we look at the fraction: 4/5. If you know how to divide then you can set up the problem to \[4 \div 5\]. This will equal 0.8/. So if we combine 3+0.8=3.8. If you want to double check this you can also turn the mixed number into an improper fraction. So my example will look like 19/5 as an improper fraction. Again if you use division you will find that \[19 \div 5\] = 3.8. Does that answer your question?

  2. anonymous
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    no not even close im in 5th grade

  3. anonymous
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    im dealing with decimals mixed numbers and fractions

  4. anonymous
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    Okay do you know division?

  5. anonymous
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    If not, I would recommend getting a pencil and paper to write your problem out.

  6. anonymous
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    I Know Division

  7. anonymous
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    Wonderful. Just wondering, what is one of the problems you have that is a mixed number? That way we can work on it step by step.

  8. anonymous
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    Umm... I Dont Really Have One Its Just A Subject we are working on in school You can make up A PROBLEM IF THATS OKAY WITH YOU sorry fot the caps lock

  9. anonymous
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    for**

  10. anonymous
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    Okay here is a mixed number: 4 5/6

  11. anonymous
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    (where 4 is the whole number and 5/6 is the fraction).

  12. anonymous
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    4and5 6th

  13. anonymous
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    yess i know that part

  14. anonymous
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    like a circle cut into 6 slices and only 5 shaded with 4 whole

  15. anonymous
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    Excellent. So if we want to turn this into a decimal we need to figure out the numbers to the left of the decimal first. Numbers to the left of a decimal are whole numbers. What will be our whole number for this problem?

  16. anonymous
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    4

  17. anonymous
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    Okay so all that is left is to find the numbers that will be on the decimal side. So since you have already address that 4 is a whole number, we now want to focus on the fraction 5/6. Now you will need to do some division (if you want to use paper): so \[5 \div 6\]. Tell me what you get when you do long division.

  18. anonymous
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    1 remainder 1

  19. anonymous
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    0.83333

  20. anonymous
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    Awesome. So now we just need to add our whole number with our fraction/decimal you just found. So 4+0.83333333= ????

  21. anonymous
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    4.83333

  22. anonymous
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    And that is the answer!

  23. anonymous
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    I dont think i can go to school and put = 4.83333

  24. anonymous
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    Most of the time a teacher will make you round your decimal. Besides, this is just the process you can take to solve the problem.

  25. anonymous
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    so can i take some of the 3's off to make it 4.83 but than again i still dont completely Understand How we got this answer

  26. anonymous
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    If your teacher says to round to two decimal places, then yes you can write it like 4.83. How about this; I'll give you a problem and you work on it (going through the process again), and tell me what you think the answer is. Then if you did something wrong I can see what part you may not understand.

  27. anonymous
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    How about this: 6 3/8

  28. anonymous
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    6.375 is the answer but thats from the calculator

  29. anonymous
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    i dont get it myself

  30. anonymous
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    Try not to use your calculator.

  31. anonymous
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    i did the i got 6.2something

  32. anonymous
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    So you can see where they got the 6 from in 6.375, right?

  33. anonymous
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    I think you may be messing up when you are trying to do the division for the fraction.

  34. anonymous
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    i know that the whole # always goes on the left side of the decimal i just need help when i divide on the right side what do i do with the remainder?

  35. anonymous
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    Which number did you place inside the division sign: 3 or 8?

  36. anonymous
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    3 d sign 8 *d sign means division sign*

  37. anonymous
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    So you when you're doing long division you need to put 3 inside the division symbol and 8 on the outside. Since 8 can not go into 3, you need to add a decimal point and a 0 after the 3. So it will look like 3.0 divided by 8. So how many times does 8 go into 30?

  38. anonymous
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    ooooo so 8 goes into 30 3 times and that will be 24

  39. anonymous
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    So on top of the division sign you will have (so far) 0.3. So what is 30-24? And how many times does 8 go into that number?

  40. anonymous
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    Ignore the second question actually

  41. anonymous
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    30-24=6 and 8 can not go into 6 oh you said dont answer it

  42. anonymous
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    Tis fine, but its good that you realize that 8 cannot go into 6. Anyway so after you subtract 30-24 you get 6; if you carry a zero down, you get 60. So how many times does 8 go into 60?

  43. anonymous
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    8 goes in to 60 7 times that equals 56

  44. anonymous
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    Mhm. So now the number on top of your dvision sign will be 0.37 (so far). So 60-56=???

  45. anonymous
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    can U be a fan of me please i did it for u

  46. anonymous
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    You should finish the problem first.

  47. anonymous
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    60-56=4

  48. anonymous
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    than will U be a fan?

  49. anonymous
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    When you carry down a 0 you have 40. How many times does 8 go into 40?

  50. anonymous
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    8 goes into 40 5 times and that equals exactly 40

  51. anonymous
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    Then on top you have 0.375. And since 40-40=0 you are done with the division. So now you can add your decimal with the whole number: 6+.375=6.375. Does that make more sense?

  52. anonymous
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    yes thank you so much no i really understand it and just a couple questions what country are you from is this a female or male and how old are you?

  53. anonymous
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    I'm female, but I do not like to give out personal information. I would recommend practicing these problems (they become easier the more you do them).

  54. anonymous
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    thats not much of personal information just what country and age there is millions of people in the same country and can be the same age

  55. anonymous
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    All that matters though is that you got help for you problem correct? It doesn't really matter what country I am from or how old I am.

  56. anonymous
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    it doesnt but i would like to know

  57. anonymous
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    never mind its okay i dont want you to feel uncomfortable if im asking a question to personal im sorry dont feel the need to answer me or anyone else if you feel uncomfortable with any questions

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