# What is 2/5 as a Decimal

In this article, you will learn how to convert fractions to decimals. This section describes What is 2/5 as a Decimal. Also provided is the definition of decimal.

A decimal number is a number whose fractional and whole numbers are separated by a decimal.

## What are a 2/5 as a Decimal

Answer: 2/5 is 0.4 as a decimal.

## How to Convert 2/5 as a Decimal

Long division is used to divide fractionâ€™s numerator and fractionâ€™s denominator.

Calculate 2/5 using long division of 5 divided with 8:

``````5 |  2  | 0.4
0
------
20
20
-------
0``````

Therefore, 2/5 is 0.4 as a decimal.

Method 2

The complete instructions on how to convert the fraction 2/5 to its decimal counterpart are provided in the work with steps that follow.

Observe the results after addressing the input parameters:

2/5 is the fraction.

Find the fraction 2/5’s decimal expansion.

Find the number of 10s that should be multiplied by the numerator and denominator of the fraction 2/5 since the numerator is smaller than the denominator. Multiply 10 with a numerator and denominator of 2/5 because the number of digits in both the numerator and the denominator are identical.

``````    2       10
=--- x -----
5       10
``````

Adjust the fraction as shown below:

``````   10 x 2      1
= ------ x ----
5         10

20        1
= ---- x  ----
5        10``````

Simplify even further the previous phrase:

``````     20     1
= ---- x ----
5     10
1
= 4 x ----
10
4
= ----
10

= 0.4``````

Thus, 2/5 equals 0.4 in decimal form.