If you have ever wondered what is 5/16 as a decimal, then you can use this online Fraction to Decimal converter. It helps you convert any fraction to its equivalent decimal form in just one quick calculation. All you need to do is enter the whole part (if any), numerator, and denominator of the given fraction and then click on 'Simplify'. The calculator will automatically reduce the fraction to its lowest terms and display it on the screen. You can also change the numerator or denominator of the given fraction if needed to simplify it further.

Once you have converted the fraction to its decimal form, it is easy to compare different numbers and make mathematical calculations. It is also easy to convert back to its original fraction form, if required.

Another advantage of showing fractions as decimals is that it makes it easier for students to learn and understand the concept. This is because decimals are much more visually appealing than fractions, and they can be used to express larger numbers easier.

In addition to converting fractions to decimal forms, the tool is also capable of converting decimals to improper fractions. Improper fractions are those where the numerator is greater than the denominator. The calculator also reduces the numerator and denominator to their lowest common factor before converting them into mixed numbers.

For example, let's take the improper fraction 16/3. The calculator will reduce the fraction to its lowest form by dividing both the numerator and denominator by the greatest common factor, which in this case is 3. The remainder is 1 so the mixed number formed will be 4/1.