# What is 2 1/4 as a decimal?

An example of a decimal number is the number 1.66. The numbers ".66" are the parts of a whole and are the approximate equivalent of the fraction 83/50.

## Answer: 2 1/4 to decimal is 2.25

Let's analyze the two methods to write2 1/4 to decimal.

**Explanation: **

### Method 1:

### Writing 2 1/4 to a decimal using the division method

To convert any fraction to decimal form, we just need to divide its numerator by denominator.

Here, the fraction is 2 1/4 which means we need to perform 9 ÷ 4 [ 2 1/4 is in mixed fraction so on converting to improper fraction we got 9 / 4 ]

This gives the answer as 2.25. So, 2 1/4 to decimal is 2.25

### Method 2:

### Writing 2 1/4 to decimal by converting the denominator to powers of 10

Step 1: Find a number such that we can multiply by the denominator of the fraction to make it 10 or 100 or 1000 and so on.

Step 2: Multiply both numerator and denominator by that number to convert it into its equivalent fraction.

Step 3: Then write down just the numerator, putting the decimal point in the correct place, that is, one space from the right-hand side for every zero in the denominator.

2 1/4 = 9/4 = (9 × 25) / (4 × 25) = 225/100 = 2.25

Irrespective of the methods used, the answer to 2 1/4 to decimal will always remain the same.

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