Scroll down for the steps to convert 51/5 as decimal 10.2
Without the convenience of the fraction to decimal converter, let’s not forget the importance of being able to convert 51/5 as a decimal 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 51/5 as a decimal:
51/5 = 51÷5 = 10.2
You can also see the reverse conversion I.e. how decimal 10.2 is converted into a fraction.