What is 5/8 as a decimal?

So, in mathematics, converting fractions to decimals is common. Let's walk through the process of converting a fraction 5/8 to a decimal.

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

Often, convert 311/500 to a decimal or 63/100 to a decimal, depending on the task.

What is 5/8?

A fraction is composed of two numbers: a numerator (top number) and a denominator (bottom number). In the fraction 5/8: 5 is the numerator, and 8 is the denominator. This means that 5 is divided by 8 to get the fraction's value.


58 = 0.625

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 5/8, follow these steps:

  1. Step 1: Set up the division. Divide the numerator of 5 by the denominator of 8. This will look like the following: 5÷8.
  2. Step 2: Divide. Perform the division. If using a calculator, simply divide 5 by 8. 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 8, the decimal obtained is 0.625.