# What is 2 3/8 as a decimal?

Decimals have a whole number and the fractional part separated by a decimal point. The decimal present between the whole number and fractions part is called the decimal point. For example, 3.5 is a decimal number.

## Answer: The fraction 2 3/8 as a decimal is equal to 2.375

Let's analyze the two methods to write 2 3/8 to decimal.

**Explanation: **

### Method 1:

### Writing 2 3/8 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 3/8 which means we need to perform 19 ÷ 8 [ 2 3/8 is in mixed fraction so on converting to improper fraction we got 19 / 8 ]

This gives the answer as 2.375. So, 2 3/8 written in decimal form is equal to 2.375

### Method 2:

### Writing 2 3/8 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 3/8 = 19/8 = (19 × 25) / (8 × 25) = 475/200 = 237.5 / 100 = 2.375

Irrespective of the methods used, the answer to 2 3/8 in decimal form will always remain the same.

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