One method to convert 86/72 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 86 by the denominator 72:

86 (numerator) ÷ 72 (denominator) = 1.19

And there you go! We got 1.19 as the answer when you convert 86/72 to a decimal.