# What is 9/5 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: 9/5 as a decimal is 1.8.

Let's look into the two methods to write 9/5 as a decimal.

**Explanation: **

### Method 1: Writing 9/5 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 9/5 which means we need to perform 9 ÷ 5.

This gives the answer as 1.8. So, 9/5 as a decimal is 1.8.

### Method 2: Writing 9/5 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 an equivalent fraction.

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

9/5 = (9 × 2) / (5 × 2) = 18/10 = 1.8

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

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