Here we will show you how to convert the decimal number 3.5 to a mixed number. In other words, we will show you how to convert 3.5 to a whole number (W) and a fraction with a numerator (N) and a denominator (D). Here is the illustration of what we are going to convert:
3.5 ->> Mixed Number
3.5 ->> W N/D
Before we continue, and in case you are wondering, note that mixed number is the same as mixed fraction. Thus, 3.5 as a mixed number is the same as 3.5 as a mixed fraction. Anyway, here are step-by-step instructions showing you how to get 3.5 as a mixed number:
The whole number is the number to the left of the decimal point. Therefore, the whole number (W) is equal to 3.
The numerator is the number to the right of the decimal point. Therefore, the numerator (N) is 5.
The get the denominator, you take 10 to the power of the number of digits in the numerator. There are one digit in the numerator and 10^1 is 10, which means that the denominator is 10.
When we put it all together and simplify if necessary, we get the answer to 3.5 as a mixed number, like this:
3.5 = 3 5/10
3.5 = 3 1/2
3.5 as a mixed number = 3 1/2
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