What is 5/4 as a decimal?

Answer 5/4 in decimal form is 1.25

Let’s take a look at the two ways to write 5/4 as decimal.


Method 1: Writing 5/4 as a decimal using division method

For the conversion of any fraction into decimal format it is enough the numerator of that fraction divided and denominator.

The fraction here is 5/4, which means that we have to do 5/4.

This yields the answer as 1.25. Thus, 5/4 as decimal is 1.25

Method 2: Write 5/4 in decimals, by changing the denominator into powers of 10

Step 1: Locate an amount that we can multiply it by that denominator fraction to get it to 10, 100, 1000 and so on.

Step 2: Multiply the the numerator as well as the denominator by the number you want to convert it to its equivalent fraction.

Step 3: Write down the numerator only and place the decimal point in the right place and one space to the right-hand side for each number in the decimal.

5/4 = (5 5 2) (or (4 5 2) = 100/125 = 1.25

Whatever method is used regardless of the method used, the answer to 5/4 as a decimal number will always stay the exact same.

You can also check your answer with Cuemath’s Fraction to Decimal Calculator.

So, 5/4 as decimal is 1.25

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