# 1/2 as a Decimal 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 