# 17/4 as a Decimal and Mixed Number 17/4 as a decimal and mixed number expansion provides the detailed information about what is 17/4 in decimal and mixed number form, and the answer with steps help students to easily understand how it is being calculated.

17/4 as a Decimal Expansion
17/4 = 4.25
Hence,
17/4 as a decimal equals to 4.25
where,
17/4 is a given fraction,
The decimal expansion of 17/4 is 4.25

17/4 as a Mixed Number
17/4 = (16 + 1)/4
= 16/4 + 1/4
= 4 + 1/4
= 4 1/4
17/4 = 4 1/4

Hence,
17/4 as a mixed number is 4 1/4
where,
17/4 is a given fraction,
4 1/4 is the mixed number representation of 17/4.

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## How-to: 17/4 as a Decimal

The below work with steps provide the detailed information about how to convert fraction 17/4 as a decimal equivalent.
step 1 Address the input parameters and observe what to be found:
Input values:
The fraction = 17/4

What to be found:
Find the equivalent decimal expansion and mixed number for fraction 17/4.

step 2 The numerator is greater than the denominator of the fraction 17/4, so write the given fraction in the expression form in terms of denominator as like the below:
= 17/4
= 16 + 1/4
= (4 x 4) + 1/4

step 3 Make the above expression as individual fractions:
= (4 x 4)/4 + 1/4

step 4 Simplify the above expression:
= 4 x 4/4 + 1/4
= 4 + 1/4
4 + 1/4 can be written as a mixed number 4 1/4.

step 5 Find the decimal equivalent for the fractional part 1/4 in the above expression:
Find how many 10s should be multiplied with both numerator and denominator of fractional part 1/4. Since the number of digits are equal in both numerator and denominator, multiply 10 with both numerator and denominator of 1/4.
= 4 + (1/4 x 10/10)

step 6 Simplify the above expression further:
= 4 + (10/4 x 1/10)
= 4 + (8 + 2/4 x 1/10)
= 4 + [(8/4 + 2/4 ) x 1/10]
= 4 + [(2 + 2/4) x 1/10]

step 7 Repeat the step 5 to find the decimal equivalent for the fraction 2/4 in the above expression:
= 4 + [(2 + 2/4) x 1/10]
= 4 + [(2 + 0.5) x 1/10]
= 4 + (2.5 x 1/10)
= 4 + 2.5/10
= 4 + 0.25

step 8 Find the sum of above expression:
= 4 + 0.25
= 4.25
17/4 = 4.25

Hence,
17/4 as a decimal is 4.25
17/4 as a mixed number is 4 1/4 