 # What is 1/5 as a decimal?

A decimal number is defined as a number with a decimal point separating the full number and fractional parts.

## Answer: 1/5 as a decimal is expressed as 0.2

Let’s do a decimal conversion for 1/5.

Explanation:

Given fraction: 1/5

Multiply the numerator and denominator by a quantity that makes the denominator a power of ten.

(1×2)/(5×2) = 2/10

Multiply the numerator and denominator by a quantity that makes the denominator a power of 10

1/5 may also be expressed as a decimal by dividing 1 by 5. As a result, 1 5 = 0.2.

### Hence, 1/5 as a decimal is 0.2

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