# What is 5/16 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: 5/16 as a decimal is 0.3125

Let us see how to write 5/16 as a decimal.

**Explanation: **

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

Here, the fraction is 5/16 which means we need to divide: 5 ÷ 16

This gives the answer as 0.3125. So, 5/16 as a decimal is 0.3125

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