## The Lesson

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.## 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.

## Interactive Widget

Here is an interactive widget to help you learn about converting fractions to decimals.## What Is a Fraction?

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.