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 39 by the denominator 8:
39 (numerator) ÷ 8 (denominator) = 4.88
As a result, you get 4.88 as your answer when you convert 4 7/8 (or 39/8) to a decimal.