# What is 4/8 as a Decimal

In this article, you will learn how to convert fractions to decimals. This section describes what a 4/8 is 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 4/8 as a Decimal

Answer: 4/8 is 0.5 as a decimal.

## How to Convert 5/8 as a Decimal

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

Calculate 4/8 using long division of 5 divided with 8:

``````8 |  4  | 0.5
0
------
40
40
-------
0``````

Therefore, 4/8 is 0.625 as a decimal.

Method 2

The complete instructions on how to convert the fraction 4/8 to its decimal counterpart are provided in the work with steps that follow.

Observe the results after addressing the input parameters:

4/8 is the fraction.

Find the fraction 4/8’s decimal expansion.

Find the number of 10s that should be multiplied by the numerator and denominator of the fraction 4/8 since the numerator is smaller than the denominator. Multiply 10 with a numerator and denominator of 4/8 because the number of digits in both the numerator and the denominator are identical.

``````     4       10
= --- x  ----
8       10
``````

Adjust the fraction as shown below:

``````     10 x 4      1
= ------  x  ----
8           10

40        1
= ---- x  ----
8        10``````

Simplify even further the previous phrase:

``````    40       1
= ----  x ----
8       10
1
= 5 x ----
10
5
= ----
10

= 0.5``````

Thus, 4/8 equals 0.5 in decimal form.