- anonymous

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- anonymous

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?

- anonymous

no not even close im in 5th grade

- anonymous

im dealing with decimals mixed numbers and fractions

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- anonymous

Okay do you know division?

- anonymous

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

- anonymous

I Know Division

- anonymous

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.

- anonymous

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

- anonymous

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- anonymous

Okay here is a mixed number:
4 5/6

- anonymous

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

- anonymous

4and5 6th

- anonymous

yess i know that part

- anonymous

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

- anonymous

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?

- anonymous

4

- anonymous

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.

- anonymous

1 remainder 1

- anonymous

0.83333

- anonymous

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

- anonymous

4.83333

- anonymous

And that is the answer!

- anonymous

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

- anonymous

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.

- anonymous

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

- anonymous

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.

- anonymous

How about this: 6 3/8

- anonymous

6.375 is the answer but thats from the calculator

- anonymous

i dont get it myself

- anonymous

Try not to use your calculator.

- anonymous

i did the i got 6.2something

- anonymous

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

- anonymous

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

- anonymous

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?

- anonymous

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

- anonymous

3 d sign 8
*d sign means division sign*

- anonymous

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?

- anonymous

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

- anonymous

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?

- anonymous

Ignore the second question actually

- anonymous

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

- anonymous

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?

- anonymous

8 goes in to 60 7 times that equals 56

- anonymous

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

- anonymous

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

- anonymous

You should finish the problem first.

- anonymous

60-56=4

- anonymous

than will U be a fan?

- anonymous

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

- anonymous

8 goes into 40 5 times and that equals exactly 40

- anonymous

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?

- anonymous

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?

- anonymous

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).

- anonymous

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

- anonymous

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.

- anonymous

it doesnt but i would like to know

- anonymous

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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