What is 5/8 as a decimal?
Answer: 5/8 as a decimal is equal to 0.625
Let's convert the given fraction to a decimal. We will look into the two methods to write 5/8 as a decimal.
Method 1: Writing 5/8 as a decimal using division method
Here, the fraction is 5/8 which means we need to perform 5 ÷ 8.
This gives the answer as 0.625. So, 5/8 as a decimal is 0.625
Method 2: Writing 5/8 as a decimal by converting the denominator to powers of 10
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.
5/8 = (5 × 125) / (8 × 125) = 625/1000 = 0.625
Irrespective of the methods used, the answer to 5/8 as a decimal will always remain the same.
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