2/5 as a Decimal

Question: What is 2/5 as a decimal?

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

Answer: 2/5 as a decimal is 0.4.

Let's write 2/5 as a decimal


Given fraction: 2/5

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

2/5 = (2 × 2)/(5 × 2) = 4/10

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

Therefore, 4/10 = 0.4 {Decimal moved one place towards left as the denominator was 10}

Thus, 4/5 as a decimal is 0.4.