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# What is 3/5 as a decimal?

A decimal number can be defined as a number in which the whole number part and the fractional part are separated by a decimal point. A fraction is a portion or section of any quantity out of a whole, where, the whole can be any number, a specific value, or a thing. Let us see **how to convert 3/5 to a decimal** now.

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

Let us see how to** convert 3/5 to a decimal** using two methods.

**Explanation**

### Method 1: How to write 3/5 as a decimal using the division method?

**Step 1:**To convert any fraction to decimal form, we just need to divide its numerator by denominator.**Step 2:**Here, the fraction is 3/5 which means we need to perform 3 ÷ 5**Step 3:**This gives the answer as 0.6. So, 3/5 as a decimal is 0.6

### Method 2: How to write 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. In this case, if we multiply the denominator by 2 it becomes 10. Therefore, we will multiply both the numerator and the denominator by 2 which will make it 3/5 = (3 × 2) / (5 × 2) = 6/10**Step 2:**After multiplying both numerator and denominator by that number, we have converted it into its equivalent fraction.**Step 3:**Then, we 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. This means 6/10 = 0.6

Irrespective of the methods used, the answer to 3/5 as a decimal number will always remain the same. Therefore, now we know what is 3/5 in decimal form.

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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