What is 1/2 as a Decimal?

Are you trying to figure out how to write 1/2 in the form of a decimal?

Solution: 1/2 as a decimal is 0.5

Follow along to see how to convert fractions like this to decimal form.

How to Convert 1/2 to Decimal

To convert 1/2 to a decimal, you need to use the division method. Here is the formula:

1/2 = 1 ÷ 2 = 0.5

To use the division method to express 1/2 as a decimal, divide the fraction's numerator (1) by the denominator (2), which is equal to 0.5.

To convert a decimal back to a fraction, you'll need to follow a different process; learn how to express 0.5 as a fraction.

You can use a similar method to write 1/2 as a percentage.

Convert Another Fraction to Decimal

Use our fraction to decimal calculator to rewrite any fraction as a decimal. The calculator shows each step in the conversion, so you can follow along.


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