# How to Convert a Fraction to a Decimal (Mathematics Lesson)

# Converting a Fraction to a Decimal

A fraction can be converted 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.#### An Example Question

What is^{1}/

_{5}as a decimal?

Step 1

1 ÷ 5 = 0.2

^{1}/

_{5}converted to a decimal is 0.2

# A Real Example of How to Convert a Fraction to a Decimal

The slider below gives another example of converting a fraction to a decimal.##### Interactive Test

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##### Note

# What Is a Fraction?

A fraction is a part of a whole number.Fractions consist of a numerator and a denominator.

The denominator tells you how many equal parts the whole is divided into, and the numerator tells you how many of these parts there are.