# How do you write #2/5# as decimal?

##### 3 Answers

We can write this as a decimal by making the denominator

It is

#### Explanation:

The easiest way to write this as a decimal is to multiply it until the denominator is

The way to make the denominator ten is to multiply both the top and bottom by

To simplify, we can multiply the two numerators and the two denominators.

When we simplify, we get:

This, in words, is four tenths. Therefore, we put

In decimal form, this is

#### Explanation:

Decimals are way of writing fractions which have a power of

In

Note that

However, some fractions have denominators which cannot be made into a power of

In that case, divide the numerator by the denominator to get a decimal.

#### Explanation:

Using long division:-

answer=0.4