# What is 159/40 as a decimal?

## What is 159/40 as a decimal?

159/40 is 3.975 as a decimal

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 1.   What are decimal ? 2.   Steps to convert 159/40 to decimal ? 3.   How to read a decimal? 4.   What is the purpose of the decimal point? 4.   Converting meters to cms to understand decimals 5.   Converting kgs to grams to understand decimals

#### What Are Decimal?

As our numbering system is based on powers of 10 it is called decimal. In Latin Decem means 10. A decimal number is a number that consists of a whole number and a fractional part. Decimals use a system of numbers based on units of tens, which results in the spaces past the decimal point as tenths, hundredths, thousandths and so on.

#### Steps to convert 159/40 to decimal

Steps:

• Just divide the top of the fraction by the bottom, and read off the answer!
• ### Example: Convert 159 40 as a decimal?

Divide 159 by 40: 159 ÷ 40 = 3.975

#### How to read a decimal?

The simplest way to read decimals is to simply read the digits one by one. For example, 9.2 will be read as "nine point 2," 3.8 would be "three point eight," and so on.

#### What is the purpose of the decimal point?

In a decimal number, the decimal point separates the whole number from the fractional part of the decimal number.

#### Converting meters to cms to understand decimals

Converting 159/40 meters into cms.

As we know, 1 m = 100 cm

159/40 m = 159/40 × (100) cm = 397.5 cm OR 3.975 meters

#### Converting kgs to grams to understand decimals

Converting 159/40 kgs into grams

As we know, 1 kg = 1000 grams

159/40 kg = 159/40 × (1000) grams = 3975 grams OR 3.975 kgs Rate this tool