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How do you write a mixed number as a decimal such as 1/2 and the whole number 3? Also 3/4 and the whole number 4. Also 1/5 and the whole number 7. Thank you who will may help me!:)

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    3 1/2 = 3.5

    4 3/4 = 4.75

    7 1/5 = 7.2

    One way to think of decimals is to relate them to expressions of money.

    Half a dollar = $.50
    1/2 = .5

    A quarter = $.25
    1/4 = .25

    Three quarters = $.75
    3/4 = .75

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