# 5/2 as a Decimal and Mixed Number

5/2 as a decimal and mixed number expansion provides the detailed information about what is 5/2 in decimal and mixed number form, and the answer with steps help students to easily understand how it is being calculated.**5/2 as a Decimal Expansion**

5/2 = 2.5

Hence,

5/2 as a decimal equals to **2.5**

__where,__

5/2 is a given fraction,

The decimal expansion of 5/2 is 2.5

**5/2 as a Mixed Number**

5/2 = (4 + 1)/2

= 4/2 + 1/2

= 2 + 1/2

= 2 1/2

5/2 = 2 1/2

Hence,

5/2 as a mixed number is **2 ^{1}/_{2}**

__where,__

5/2 is a given fraction,

2

^{1}/

_{2}is the mixed number representation of 5/2.

## How-to: 5/2 as a Decimal

The below work with steps provide the detailed information about how to convert fraction 5/2 as a decimal equivalent.

step 1 Address the input parameters and observe what to be found:__Input values:__

The fraction = 5/2__What to be found:__

Find the equivalent decimal expansion and mixed number for fraction 5/2.

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

= 5/2 x 5/5

= 25/10

step 3 The numerator 25 of fraction 25/10 can also be expressed as 25.00. 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.

= 25/10

= 2.5

Hence,

5/2 as a decimal is 2.5