# How to Convert a Fraction to a Decimal

## Converting a Fraction to a Decimal

## How to Convert a Fraction to a Decimal

Converting a fraction to a decimal is easy. Divide the top number of the fraction by the bottom number of the fraction.

### Question

What is ^{1}⁄_{5} as a decimal?

### Step-by-Step:

# 1

Divide the top number (called the numerator) of the fraction (1) by the bottom number (called the denominator) of the fraction (5).

1 ÷ 5 = 0.2

### Answer:

^{1}⁄_{5} converted to a decimal is 0.2.