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# What is 5/3 as a decimal?

A decimal number is a number that has a whole number part and a fractional part and these are separated by a decimal point. For example, 2.3 is a decimal number in which 2 is the whole number part and 3 is the fractional part. Let us see how to express 5 over 3 as a decimal.

## Answer: The fraction 5/3 as a decimal is equal to 1.67

Let us use the division method to write 5/3 in decimal form.

**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 divide 5 ÷ 3

This gives the Quotient as 1.666... So, ;5 over 3 as a decimal is 1.66...

Observe that it is a recurring quotient , which means that the 6 is repeating and never-ending.

Here 1.666... is rounded to 1.67, and hence 5/3 in decimal form = 1.67

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

You can also verify your answer using Cuemath's Fraction to Decimal Calculator.

### Thus, 5/3 as a decimal is 1.67

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