# 5/38 as a Decimal 5/38 as a decimal expansion provides the detailed information about what is 5/38 in decimal form, and the answer with steps help students to easily understand how it is being calculated.

5/38 as a Decimal Expansion
5/38 = 0.1316
Hence,
5/38 as a decimal equals to 0.1316
where,
5/38 is a given fraction,
The decimal expansion of 5/38 is 0.1316

5/38 as a Mixed Number
The given fraction 5/38 can't be represented as a mixed number since the numerator 5 of the given fraction is smaller than the denominator 38.

For values other than 5/38, use this below tool:

## How-to: 5/38 as a Decimal

The below work with steps provide the detailed information about how to convert fraction 5/38 as a decimal equivalent.
step 1 Address the input parameters and observe what to be found:
Input values:
The fraction = 5/38

What to be found:
Find the decimal expansion of fraction 5/38.

step 2 The numerator is smaller than the denominator of the fraction 5/38, 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 5/38.
= 5/38 x 100/100

step 3 Rearrange the fraction as like the below:
= 100 x 5/38 x 1/100
= 500/38 x 1/100

step 4 Simplify the above expression further:
= 500/38 x 1/100
= 494 + 6/38 x 1/100
= ( 494/38 + 6/38) x 1/100
= (13 + 6/38 ) x 1/100

step 5 Repeat the step 2 to find the decimal equivalent for the fraction 6/38 in the above expression:
= (13 + 6/38 ) x 1/100
= (13 + 0.158) x 1/100

step 6 Simplify the above expression further:
= (13 + 0.158) x 1/100
= 13.158 x 1/100
= 13.158/100
5/38= 0.13158

Hence,
5/38 as a decimal is 0.13158 