# What is 5/16 as a decimal?

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## 5/16 as a decimal is = 0.4125

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- A fraction is the representation of the number of parts out of the whole. The fraction has two parts- the numerator and the denominator, which is separated by a line.
- The number above the line is called the numerator and the number below the line is called the denominator.
- Sometimes the fractions are also written in their decimal form.
- The numerator is divided by the denominator to get the decimal form of the fraction.

Let us find the decimal form of the given fraction $$\frac{\mathbf5}{\mathbf{16}}$$ by carrying out the division.

- When you have a fraction in which the denominator is greater than the numerator, we start the quotient with decimal point and add 0 to the dividend.
- Note that 0 can be added in each of the steps to the remainder to make it divisible.
- We can continue dividing until you reach a remainder of 0.
- The quotient is the decimal form of the fraction.
- Converting fractions to decimals helps in adding or subtracting them easily without having to find the common denominator.

**Hence we have **$$\frac{\mathbf5}{\mathbf{16}}$$ **=0.4125.**

## Remember

Here are some common terms you should be familiar with.

- In the fraction $$\frac56$$ , the number 5 is the dividend (
our numerator)- The number 6 is our divisor (
our denominator).

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