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 5878 by the denominator 1480:
5878 (numerator) ÷ 1480 (denominator) = 3.97
As a result, you get 3.97 as your answer when you convert 5878/1480 to a decimal.