# What is 1⅕ as a decimal?

Both decimals and fractions are just two ways to represent the same number.

## Answer: 1⅕ is equivalent to 1.2 as a decimal

1⅕ is a mixed fraction. Let us find how to convert a mixed number to decimal.

**Explanation:**

A mixed fraction can be represented as a decimal number in the 2-step process:

- Convert the mixed fraction to an improper fraction
- Now, convert the improper fraction to a decimal number by dividing the numerator by the denominator.

1⅕ = (1 × 5 + 1) / 5 = 6/5

6 ÷ 5 is given by:

Hence, 1⅕ = 6/5 = 1.2 in decimal format.