What is 5/18 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 5/18 to a decimal.

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

Often, convert 11/40 to a decimal or 14/50 to a decimal, depending on the task.

Understanding the Fraction: 5/18

A fraction is composed of two numbers: a numerator (top number) and a denominator (bottom number). In the fraction 5/18: 5 is the numerator, and 18 is the denominator. It signifies that 5 is divided by 18 to get the fraction's value.


518 = 0.278

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 5/18, follow these steps:

  1. Step 1: Set up the division. Divide the numerator of 5 by the denominator of 18. This will look like the following: 5÷18.
  2. Step 2: Divide. Perform the division. If using a calculator, simply divide 5 by 18. If doing it manually, apply division.
  3. Step 3: Identify the decimal. The result of the division will be a decimal value. When 5 is divided by 18, the decimal obtained is 0.27777777777778.

Rounding and Interpretation:

The decimal 0.27777777777778 is recurring. Often, we round it to a desired number of decimal places for simplicity, such as 0.278. This rounded value is the decimal equivalent of the fraction 5/18.