One method to convert 39/8 to a decimal is by using the division method. Before we move ahead to the method, here is a quick recap on fractions: A fraction is a number representation that is broken down into two parts - the number on top is called the numerator, and the number on the bottom is called the denominator. To get a decimal using the division method, simply divide the numerator 39 by the denominator 8:
39 (numerator) ÷ 8 (denominator) = 4.88
And there you go! We got 4.88 as the answer when you convert 4 7/8 (or 39/8) to a decimal.