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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?
no not even close im in 5th grade
im dealing with decimals mixed numbers and fractions
Okay do you know division?
If not, I would recommend getting a pencil and paper to write your problem out.
I Know Division
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.
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
Okay here is a mixed number: 4 5/6
(where 4 is the whole number and 5/6 is the fraction).
yess i know that part
like a circle cut into 6 slices and only 5 shaded with 4 whole
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?
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.
1 remainder 1
Awesome. So now we just need to add our whole number with our fraction/decimal you just found. So 4+0.83333333= ????
And that is the answer!
I dont think i can go to school and put = 4.83333
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.
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
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.
How about this: 6 3/8
6.375 is the answer but thats from the calculator
i dont get it myself
Try not to use your calculator.
i did the i got 6.2something
So you can see where they got the 6 from in 6.375, right?
I think you may be messing up when you are trying to do the division for the fraction.
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?
Which number did you place inside the division sign: 3 or 8?
3 d sign 8 *d sign means division sign*
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?
ooooo so 8 goes into 30 3 times and that will be 24
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?
Ignore the second question actually
30-24=6 and 8 can not go into 6 oh you said dont answer it
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?
8 goes in to 60 7 times that equals 56
Mhm. So now the number on top of your dvision sign will be 0.37 (so far). So 60-56=???
can U be a fan of me please i did it for u
You should finish the problem first.
than will U be a fan?
When you carry down a 0 you have 40. How many times does 8 go into 40?
8 goes into 40 5 times and that equals exactly 40
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?
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?
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).
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
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.
it doesnt but i would like to know
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