# What is 7/4 as a decimal?

A decimal number can be defined as a number whose whole number part and the fractional part are separated by a decimal point. For example, 2.3 is a decimal number in which 2 is a whole number part and 3 is a fractional part.

## Answer: 7/4 as a decimal is 1.75.

Let's look into the two methods to write 7/4 as a decimal.

**Explanation: **

### Method 1: Writing 7/4 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 7/4 which means we need to perform 7 ÷ 4.

Since the dividend is not perfectly divisible, we have to put the decimal in the quotient.

By proceeding with the long division method we have obtained 7/4 as a decimal is 1.75.

### Method 2: Writing 7/4 as a decimal by converting the denominator to powers of 10.

Step 1: Find a number 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 an equivalent fraction.

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

7/4 = (7 × 25) / (4 × 25) = 175/100 = 1.75

Irrespective of the methods used, the answer to 7/4 as a decimal will always remain the same.

You can also verify your answer using Cuemath's fraction to decimal calculator.

### Thus, 7/4 as a decimal is 1.75.

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