What is 5/3 as a decimal?
A decimal number can be defined as a number whose whole number part and the fractional part are separated by a decimal point. For example, 2.3 is a decimal number in 2 is a whole number part and 3 is a fractional part.
Answer: The fraction 5/3 written as a decimal is equal to 1.67.
Let's look into the division method to write 5/3 as a decimal.
Writing 5/3 as a decimal using division method
Here, the fraction is 5/3 which means we need to perform 5 ÷ 3
This gives the Quotient as 1.666... So, 5/3 as a decimal is 1.66...
observe that it is a recurring quotient , the 6 is repeating and never-ending.
Here 1.666... is rounded to 1.67, and hence 5/3 = 1.67
Irrespective of the methods used, the answer to 5/3 as a decimal will always remain the same.
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