# What is 0.5 as a fraction?

A fraction is a portion or section of any quantity out of a whole.

## Answer: 0.5 as a fraction is written as 1/2

Let us see how to convert a decimal number into a fraction.

**Explanation:**

Use the steps mentioned below to convert a decimal number into a fraction.

Step 1: Write the given number as the numerator and place 1 in the denominator right below the decimal point followed by the number of zeros required accordingly.

In this case, 0.5 has one number after the decimal, so, we place 10 in the denominator and remove the decimal point. This will make it 5/10

Step 2: Then, this fraction can be simplified. 5/10 = 1/2