# What is 3/2 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: 3/2 as a decimal is 1.5

Let's look into the two methods to write 3/2 as a decimal.

**Explanation: **

### Method 1: Writing 3/2 as a decimal using division method

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

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

This gives the answer as 1.5. So, 3/2 as a decimal is 1.5

### Method 2: Writing 3/2 as a decimal by converting the denominator to 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 it's 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.

3/2 = (3 × 5) / (2 × 5) = 15/10 = 1.5

Irrespective of the methods used, the answer to 3/2 as a decimal will always remain the same.

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