# What is 5/8 As a Decimal?

#### What is 5/8 as a Decimal

To convert decimals to fractions we must divide the numerator by the denominator, and then simplify the resulting fraction. This can be done by moving the decimal point over one space to the right, or we can use long division.

Once we have a fraction that is equivalent to the decimal we can then use our Fraction to Decimal Calculator to find out the decimal value of the fraction, which in this case is 0.625. Once we know the decimal value of the fraction we can then use this to convert it back into a percentage.

The first step is to decide if the decimal number is a repeating or non-repeating decimal. If it is a repeating decimal we can then divide it by 9’s to convert it to a non-repeating decimal, and then add zero’s to the end of the denominator to make sure that it ends with a 0.

Next, we must simplify the fraction to get the lowest terms. We can do this by dividing the numerator by the denominator, which in this case is 5, so we have a quotient of 5 and a remainder of 8. We must then convert this to a percentage by moving the decimal point over one space and multiplying the numerator by 100.

We have now converted 5858 to both a decimal and a percent, which is 63%. We can now use this to compare different values and see how they relate, which is useful when making decisions. We can also use this information to help us with further calculations, for example, the area of a rectangle whose length is 5/8 times its width.