# What is 13/20 as a decimal?

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

## Answer: 13/20 as a decimal is 0.65

Let's look into the two methods to write 13/20 as a decimal.

**Explanation: **

**Method 1: Writing 13/20 as a decimal using the division method**

To convert any fraction to decimal form, we just need to divide its numerator by the denominator.

Here, the fraction is 13/20 which means we need to perform 13 ÷ 20

This gives the answer as 0.65. So, 13/20 as a decimal is 0.65

**Method 2: Writing 13/20 as a decimal by converting the denominator to the powers of 10**

Step 1: Find a number such that we can multiply by the denominator of the fraction to make it 10 or 100 or 1000 and so on.

Step 2: Multiply both numerator and denominator by that number to convert it into an equivalent fraction.

Step 3: Then write down just the numerator, putting the decimal point in the correct place, that is, one space from the right-hand side for every zero in the denominator.

13/20 = (13 × 5) / (20 × 5) = 65/100 = 0.65

Irrespective of the methods used, the answer to 13/20 as a decimal will always remain the same.

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