Sometimes measurements, money and times are given in decimal format, which is not always very convenient or easy to understand.
Sometimes, when using a calculator to find an answer, it is necessary to interpret your answer sensibly.
For example, if the answer is in money, then 4.7 means £4.70.
If the answer is in kilometres, then 12.09 means 12 km 90 m. (0.9 has been multiplied by 1,000 because there are 1,000 metres in a kilometre)
However, If the answer is in hours, the decimal part must be changed into minutes by multiplying it by 60.
8.15 hours is 8 hours and 0.15 hours
0.15 × 60 = 9 minutes
So, 8.15 hours = 8 hours 9 minutes
5.24 hours is 5 hours and 0.24 hours
0.24 × 60 = 14.4 minutes.
So, 5.24 hours is 5 hours 14.4 minutes
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