# What is 20 minutes in 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: 20 minutes in decimal is 0.333

Let's look into the division method to write 20 minutes in decimal.

**Explanation: **

### Writing 20 minutes in decimal using the division method

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

Using the unitary method, we can say that 20 minutes = 1/3 hour

Here, the fraction is 1/3 which means we need to perform 2 ÷ 6

In this case, we need to divide 1 by 3.

We know that 1 is smaller than 3. So we add zeros behind the numerator in order to make our division legal.

Hence, we try 100/3.

The answer to 100/3 is 33.3

But please note that we had divided the numerator earlier in order to make it legal. Hence, we also need to divide the answer by 100.

Thus, we can say that 1/3 as a decimal = 33.3/100 = 0.333

This gives the answer as 0.333. So, 20 minutes in decimal is 0.333

Irrespective of the methods used, the answer to 20 minutes in decimal will always remain the same.

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