# What is 45 1/4 as a decimal?

Today, we will walk you through how to convert 45 1/4 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: 45 1/4 as a decimal is 45.25

Methods

### First step – Making the fraction improper:

The first step to changing 45 1/4 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 45 by 4 and add its product to 1 in the numerator to get: 181/4. Now we will attempt to convert 181/4 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 181 by the denominator 4:

181 (numerator) ÷ 4 (denominator) = 45.25

As a result, you get 45.25 as your answer when you convert 45 1/4 (or 181/4) to a decimal.

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