# What is 4 7/8 as a decimal?

Today, we will walk you through how to convert 4 7/8 to a decimal. In this particular guide we’ll show how to use the division method, one of the easiest ways to convert a fraction to a decimal.

## Solution: 4 7/8 as a decimal is 4.88

Methods

### First step – Making the fraction improper:

The first step to changing 4 7/8 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 4 by 8 and add its product to 7 in the numerator to get: 39/8. Now we will attempt to convert 39/8 to a decimal using the following method.

### Explanation using the division method:

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.

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