What Is 5/8 As a Decimal?

Five-eighths (5/8) is equivalent to the decimal 0.625. This solution can be found using either a calculator or long division to divide five by eight.

To convert fractions to decimals, there is an alternative approach. The fraction’s denominator is multiplied by a number whose product is 10, 100, 1,000, or another multiple of 10. The denominator of the fraction five-eighths (5/8) is 8. 8 multiplied by 125 equals 1,000. Multiplying both the numerator and the denominator by 125 yields 625/1000 as the decimal 0.625. In the decimal system, the third digit following the decimal point represents the thousandth place, therefore 625/1000 equals 0.625%.

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