# What is 3/5 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: 3/5 as a decimal is 0.6

Let's convert 3/5 in decimal using two methods.

**Explanation:**

### Method 1: Writing 3/5 as a decimal using the division method.

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

Here, the fraction is 3/5 which means we need to perform 3 ÷ 5.

This gives the answer as 0.6. So, 3/5 as a decimal is 0.6.

### Method 2: Writing 3/5 as a decimal by converting the denominator to powers of 10.

Step 1: Find a number 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 its equivalent fraction.

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

3/5 = (3 × 2) / (5 × 2) = 6/10 = 0.6

Irrespective of the methods used, the answer to 3/5 as a decimal will always remain the same.

You can also verify your answer using Cuemath's fraction to decimal calculator.

### Thus, 3/5 as a decimal is 0.6

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