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    formula for converting factions to decimals

    Question: find the distance from point A to B.
    Point A is 1 5/8
    Point B is 2 15/16.

    Need help, really rusty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeedHelpMathProblem View Post
    Question: find the distance from point A to B.
    Point A is 1 5/8
    Point B is 2 15/16.

    Need help, really rusty.
    1 5/8=1 10/16

    Therefore: 2 15/16 - 1 10/16 = (2-1) (15-10)/16 = 1 5/16
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