# 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: 5/3 as a decimal is 1.66.....

Let's look into the division method to write 5/3 as a decimal.

**Explanation: **

### Writing 5/3 as a decimal using division method

To convert any fraction to decimal form, we just need to divide its numerator by denominator.

Here, the fraction is 5/3 which means we need to perform 5 ÷ 3

This gives the Quotient as 1.66. So, 5/3 as a decimal is 1.66...

observe that it is a recurring quotient , the 6 is repeating and never-ending.

Irrespective of the methods used, the answer to 5/3 as a decimal will always remain the same.

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