# 5/32 as a Decimal

5/32 as a decimal expansion provides the detailed information about what is 5/32 in decimal form, and the answer with steps help students to easily understand how it is being calculated.**5/32 as a Decimal Expansion**

5/32 = 0.1563

Hence,

5/32 as a decimal equals to **0.1563**

__where,__

5/32 is a given fraction,

The decimal expansion of 5/32 is 0.1563**5/32 as a Mixed Number**

The given fraction 5/32 can't be represented as a mixed number since the numerator 5 of the given fraction is smaller than the denominator 32.

## How-to: 5/32 as a Decimal

The below work with steps provide the detailed information about how to convert fraction 5/32 as a decimal equivalent.

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

The fraction = 5/32__What to be found:__

Find the decimal expansion of fraction 5/32.

step 2 The numerator is smaller than the denominator of the fraction 5/32, so find how many 10s should be multiplied with both numerator and denominator. Since the denominator is having 1 more digits than the numerator, multiply 100 with both numerator and denominator of 5/32.

= 5/32 x 100/100

step 3 Rearrange the fraction as like the below:

= 100 x 5/32 x 1/100

= 500/32 x 1/100

step 4 Simplify the above expression further:

= 500/32 x 1/100

= 480 + 20/32 x 1/100

= ( 480/32 + 20/32) x 1/100

= (15 + 20/32 ) x 1/100

step 5 Repeat the step 2 to find the decimal equivalent for the fraction 20/32 in the above expression:

= (15 + 20/32 ) x 1/100

= (15 + 0.625) x 1/100

step 6 Simplify the above expression further:

= (15 + 0.625) x 1/100

= 15.625 x 1/100

= 15.625/100

5/32= 0.15625

Hence,

5/32 as a decimal is 0.15625