# 1/5 as a Decimal 1/5 as a decimal expansion provides the detailed information about what is 1/5 in decimal form, and the answer with steps help students to easily understand how it is being calculated.

1/5 as a Decimal Expansion
1/5 = 0.2
Hence,
1/5 as a decimal equals to 0.2
where,
1/5 is a given fraction,
The decimal expansion of 1/5 is 0.2

1/5 as a Mixed Number
The given fraction 1/5 can't be represented as a mixed number since the numerator 1 of the given fraction is smaller than the denominator 5.

For values other than 1/5, use this below tool:

## How-to: 1/5 as a Decimal

The below work with steps provide the detailed information about how to convert fraction 1/5 as a decimal equivalent.
step 1 Address the input parameters and observe what to be found:
Input values:
The fraction = 1/5

What to be found:
Find the decimal expansion of fraction 1/5.

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

step 3 The numerator 2 of fraction 2/10 can also be expressed as 2.00. 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.
= 2/10
= 0.2

Hence,
1/5 as a decimal is 0.2 