# What is 5/9 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: 5/9 as a decimal is 0.556

Let's look into the division method to write 5/9 as a decimal.

**Explanation: **

### Writing 5/9 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 5/9 which means we need to perform 5 ÷ 9

This gives the answer as 0.556. So, 5/9 as a decimal is 0.556

Irrespective of the methods used, the answer to 5/9 as a decimal will always remain the same.

You can also verify your answer using Cuemath's Fraction to Decimal Calculator.

### Thus, 5/9 as a decimal is 0.556

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