What is 21/5 as a decimal?

Converting fractions to decimals is an essential skill. It bridges the gap between two numeric representations. In this guide, we will detail the process of converting the fraction 21/5 to a decimal.

You can select other fractional values to familiarize yourself with the conversion guide.

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Understanding the Fraction: 21/5

A fraction is composed of two numbers: a numerator (top number) and a denominator (bottom number). In the fraction 21/5: 21 is the numerator, and 5 is the denominator. It signifies that 21 is divided by 5 to get the fraction's value.

Solution:

215 = 4.2

What is a fraction?

A fraction is a mathematical expression of two parts: the numerator on top and the denominator below. It represents partial values, showcasing relationships or comparisons.

What is a decimal?

A decimal is a numeral system with a point. This point divides the integer from its fractional part. It provides a straightforward way to express and work with values less than one.

Conversion Steps:

To get the decimal of 21/5, follow these steps:

  1. Step 1: Set up the division. Divide the numerator of 21 by the denominator of 5. This will look like the following: 21÷5.
  2. Step 2: Divide. Perform the division. If using a calculator, simply divide 21 by 5. If doing it manually, apply division.
  3. Step 3: Identify the decimal. The result of the division will be a decimal value. When 21 is divided by 5, the decimal obtained is 4.2.