# What is 1/5 as a decimal?

A decimal number can be defined as a number whose whole number part and the fractional part is separated by a decimal point.

## Answer: 1/5 as a decimal is expressed as 0.2

Let's convert 1/5 to a decimal.

**Explanation:**

Given fraction: 1/5

Multiply the numerator and the denominator with a number such that the denominator is expressed as a power of 10.

(1×2)/(5×2) = 2/10

Therefore, 2/10=0.2 (The decimal point is moved one place towards the left as the denominator was 10)

Another way to express 1/5 as a decimal is by dividing 1 by 5. So, 1 ÷ 5 = 0.2

### Hence, 1/5 as a decimal is 0.2

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