what is this number as a decimal? show your work

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   8

   

Oct 2nd, 2014

2  5/8                                                  <Given mixed number>

Positive mixed fraction                       <Check if the number is positive and negative>

2 + 5/8                                                <Positive mixed number means we put a plus sign between the whole

                                                               number and fraction>

2/1 + 5/8                                              <Put a 1 under the whole number part to make it a fraction as well>

Common denominator is 8                  <Find the common denominator.

(2/1)*(8/8) + 5/8                                   <Apply the common denominator>

16/8 + 5/8                                            <Multiply>

(16 + 5)/8                                             <Add the fractions together.   NOTE:  A/C + B/C = (A+B)/C>

21/8

2.625                                                    <Divide to get the decimal number value>


SOLUTION:  2.625

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