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5/8 as a decimal is 0.625

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In the fraction 5/8 , the number 5 is

  • Numerator
  • Denominator
  • Decimal
  • Fraction

In the fraction 5/8 , the number 8 is

  • Numerator
  • Denominator
  • Decimal
  • Fraction

What is the equivalent fraction to 5/8?

  • 15/40
  • 25/32
  • 10/16
  • 15/32

What is the equivalent fraction to 5/8?

  • 15/24
  • 20/24
  • 15/32
  • 10/18

 

Solution

  • Observe that the fraction is converted to its decimal form on the other side.
  • The number on the top of the fraction is called the numerator and the number at the bottom is the denominator.
  • Divide the numerator by the denominator using the long division method.

Steps for division

  1. Write the numerator 5 as the dividend and the denominator 8 as the divisor.
  2. Since 8  > 5, place a decimal point in the quotient and add 0 to make it 50.
  3. 8 divides 50 six times to give 48.
  4. Subtract 48 from 50 to get the remainder 2.
  5. As we have already added the decimal point, we can add 0 to 2 to make it 20.
  6. 8 divides 20 two times to give 16.
  7. Subtract 16 from 20 to get the remainder 4.
  8. Add 0 again to make it 40.
  9. 8 divides 40 five times to give 40.
  10. Subtract 40 from 40 to get the remainder 0.

Hence the solution is 0.625.

Remember

Here are some common terms you should be familiar with.

  • In the fraction , the number 5 is the dividend (our numerator)
  • The number 8 is our divisor (our denominator)

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