# 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 0.2

Let's convert 1/5 as a decimal

## Explanation:

Given fraction: 1/5

Multiply numerator and denominator with a number to make denominator as a power of 10.

(1×2)/(5×2) = 2/10

Move the decimal towards left as many places as many zeroes are ther in the denominator which is a power of 10

Therefore, 2/10=0.2—{Decimal moved one place towards left as the denominator was 10}