# What is 1 42/45 as a decimal?

There are a lot of different ways you can convert a number into (decimals, percentages, and more) but in this guide, we’ll demonstrate how to use the division method to convert a fraction to a decimal.

## Solution: 1 42/45 as a decimal is 1.93

Methods

### First step – Making the fraction improper:

The first step to changing 1 42/45 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 1 by 45 and add its product to 42 in the numerator to get: 87/45. Now we will attempt to convert 87/45 to a decimal using the following method:

### Explanation using the division method:

Put in a nutshell, a fraction is written in terms of two parts separated by a line in between: the number above the line is called the numerator and the number below the line is called the denominator. To solve this question, we can use the division method to get a decimal: simply divide the numerator 87 by the denominator 45 to get the decimal:

87 (numerator) ÷ 45 (denominator) = 1.93

That’s it! When you convert 1 42/45 (or 87/45) to a decimal, 1.93 is your answer.

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