# What is 1 3/8 as a decimal?

A decimal number can be defined as a number whose whole number part and the fractional part is separated by a decimal point.

## Answer: 1 3/8 as a decimal is 1.375

Let's look into the two methods to write 1 3/8 as a decimal.

**Explanation: **

### Method 1: Writing 1 3/8 as 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 1 3/8 which means we need to perform 11 ÷ 8

This gives the answer as 1.375. So, 1 3/8 as a decimal is 1.375

### Method 2: Writing 1 3/8 as a 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 it's an 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.

1 3/8 = 11/8 = (11 × 125) / (8 × 125) = 1375/1000 = 1.375

Irrespective of the methods used, the answer to 1 3/8 as a decimal will always remain the same.

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