5/8 as decimal

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embizze | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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Write `5/8 ` as a decimal:

Use long division:

     0.625
   ________
8 | 5.0000
     48
       20
         40
           0

Thus `5/8=0.625 `

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sid-sarfraz | Student, Graduate | (Level 2) Salutatorian

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QUESTION:-

5/8 fraction form

To convert 5/8 in decimal form.

5/8 in decimal = ?

SOLUTION:-

Since this fraction cannot be further simplified so we can use long division or simply a calculator to find its decimal value.

5/8 = 0.625 decimal form.         

or 0.63 approximately.

Hence Solved!

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malkaam | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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5/8 as decimal

To convert the above into a decimal we need to divide 5 (numerator) by 8 (denominator) i.e 5 upon 8,

Division can be defined as distribution of something into different parts or groups.

Since 5 cannot be divided into 8 different parts we can determine the answer by using long division, or you can use a calculator, in which case this is the answer.

5/8 = 0.625 Answer.

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atyourservice | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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This might seem as it is hard, but trust me it is not:

This all you have to do:

Divide 5 by 8

5 / 8 = .625 and there you have it.

5/8 is .625 as a decimal

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jess1999 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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To change 5 / 8 into a fraction you can simply just divide 5 with eight . By dividing 5 with 8 , you would get 0 . 625 which is your answer .

Another way to change fractions into decimals is by changing the denominator to 100 , but since 8 does not go into 100 evenly , this would not work . An example that could work , would be 

30 / 50 , to change this into a decimal you would multiply both the numerator and denominator by 2 .

By multiplying, you should get 

60 / 100  which can be changed to 60 %

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