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 August 19th, 2019, 03:50 PM #1 Newbie   Joined: Mar 2019 From: california Posts: 6 Thanks: 0 need help with homework Hi All, I have this question for my son's homework: Explain how knowing that 5/8 = 0.625 helps you write the decimal for 4 5/8 I know 4 5/8 is 37/8 = 4.625 not sure how knowing the above answer wil help me to write the decimal for 4 5/8 Any help will be appreciated. Last edited by skipjack; August 20th, 2019 at 02:54 AM.
 August 19th, 2019, 04:40 PM #2 Senior Member     Joined: Sep 2015 From: USA Posts: 2,553 Thanks: 1403 One of those questions that's so simple you rack your brain trying to figure out the answer because the obvious answer is too simple. $\displaystyle 4\frac 5 8= 4+\frac 5 8 = 4 + 0.625 = 4.625$ Thanks from blazingacool and NinjaX3 Last edited by skipjack; August 20th, 2019 at 02:55 AM.

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