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    1/2 as a Decimal

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    1/2 as a decimal expansion provides the detailed information about what is 1/2 in decimal form, and the answer with steps help students to easily understand how it is being calculated.

    1/2 as a Decimal Expansion
    1/2 = 0.5
    Hence,
    1/2 as a decimal equals to 0.5
    where,
    1/2 is a given fraction,
    The decimal expansion of 1/2 is 0.5

    1/2 as a Mixed Number
    The given fraction 1/2 can't be represented as a mixed number since the numerator 1 of the given fraction is smaller than the denominator 2.

    For values other than 1/2, use this below tool:

    How-to: 1/2 as a Decimal

    The below work with steps provide the detailed information about how to convert fraction 1/2 as a decimal equivalent.
    step 1 Address the input parameters and observe what to be found:
    Input values:
    The fraction = 1/2

    What to be found:
    Find the decimal expansion of fraction 1/2.


    step 2 Multiply both numerator and denominator by 5 to make the denominator as powers of 10:
    = 1/2 x 5/5
    = 5/10


    step 3 The numerator 5 of fraction 5/10 can also be expressed as 5.00. Being 10 as the denominator, move the decimal point 1 decimal places from right to left in the numerator to write the fraction as decimal number.
    = 5/10
    = 0.5

    Hence,
    1/2 as a decimal is 0.5


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