# What is 481 41/100 as a decimal?

Today, we will walk you through how to convert 481 41/100 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: 481 41/100 as a decimal is 481.41

Methods

### First step – Making the fraction improper:

The first step to changing 481 41/100 into a decimal is to change it to an improper fraction. To do that, we need to multiply 481 by 100 and add its product to 41 in the numerator to get: 48141/100. Now we will attempt to convert 48141/100 to a decimal using one of the following methods:

### Method 1 – 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 48141 by the denominator 100:

48141 (numerator) ÷ 100 (denominator) = 481.41

As a result, you get 481.41 as your answer when you convert 481 41/100 (or 48141/100) to a decimal.

### Method 2 – Explanation using the factors of 10 method:

Often times it’s easier to divide a number by powers of 10 (like 10, 100, 1000 etc.) because all you need to do is move the invisible decimal place left by how many zeros you have in the power of 10. The problem is that the denominator sometimes isn’t a power of 10 – like this in problem, 100 is not a power of 10.

So, what do we do? We can convert this fraction into a power of 10! If the denominator is a factor of a power of 10, like 2, 4, 5, 8, 10, 16, 20, 25, 40, 50 and so on, then we can convert them into a power of 10.

How? Multiply by the numerator (top) and denominator (bottom) by the same amount that makes the denominator to a power of 10. To make 100 a power of 10, we need to multiply by 1 (100 * 1 = 100). Now if we multiply the denominator by 1, we also need to multiply the numerator by 1 too:

$\frac{48141 * 1}{100 * 1} = \frac{48141}{100} = 481.41$

And finally, you get 481.41 as your answer when you convert 481 41/100 (or 48141/100) to a decimal.

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