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 137 by the denominator 4:
137 (numerator) ÷ 4 (denominator) = 34.25
As a result, you get 34.25 as your answer when you convert 34 1/4 (or 137/4) to a decimal.