How do I convert a mixed number into a decimal?

Please see below.

If you have a mixed number f type ##a b/c##, just convert ##b/c## into decimal form.

As ##b/c## is a rational number, it would be either be a limiting decimal or non-limiting but repeating decimal. Round it to the nearest decimal place if desired.

Further, as ##b/c<0##, it will have just ##0## to the left of the decimal portion. Now add ##a## towards the left of decimal and you have your result.

For example in ##5 3/8##, we have ##3/8=(3xx125)/(8xx125)=375/1000=0.375##

Hence ##s 3/8=5.375## or ##5.38##, if you round up to two places of decimals.

In ##3 5/7##,

##5/7=0.714285714285714285714285….##,

hence ##3 5/7=3.714285714285714285714285….## or ##3.7143##, rounded up to four places of decimal.