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.
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