Algebra 1

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133500403
ISBN 13: 978-0-13350-040-0

Chapter 7 - Exponents and Exponential Functions - Get Ready - Page 411: 2



Work Step by Step

The number $6\frac{2}{5}$ really means $6+\frac{2}{5}$. We must convert $\frac{2}{5}$ to a decimal and then add it to 6. To convert a fraction to a decimal, we divide the numerator by the denominator. Therefore, $\frac{2}{5}=2\div5=0.4$ We add $0.4$ to $6$ to get $6.4$
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