1/5 as a Decimal

Fraction to Decimal results for: 1/5

1/5 converted into a decimal = 0.2

Scroll down to customize the precision point enabling 1/5 to be broken down to a specific number of digits. The page also includes 2-3D graphical representations of the decimal, and the manual steps for converting fraction 1/5 into a decimal.

Level of Precision for 1/5

The level of precision are the number of digits to round to. Select a lower precision point below to break fraction 1/5 down further in decimal form. The default precision point is 5.

If the last trailing digit is "5" you can use the "round half up" and "round half down" options to round that digit up or down when you change the precision point.

select another precision point:


Graph Representation of Decimal 0.2
Pie chart representation of the fractional part of decimal 0.2 rounded down = 0.2
Note the 3D chart view displays the full decimal without rounding.

How to manually convert fraction 1/5 into decimal 0.2

Without the convenience of the fraction to decimal converter, let’s not forget the importance of being able to convert fractions into decimals on paper.

Fractions are made up of two parts. The numerator (upper part) and the denominator (lower part) a/b.

The line which separates the numerator and denominator can be replaced with the division symbol (÷).

To convert a fraction to a decimal we divide the numerator by the denominator a÷b

Keep in mind, if either or both have long digits the division may get a little complicated.

Here is the math for converting 1/5 into a decimal:

1/5 = 1÷5 = 0.2

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You can also see the reverse conversion I.e. how decimal 0.2 is converted into a fraction.

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