What is 1/6 as a Decimal?

Are you trying to figure out how to write 1/6 in the form of a decimal?

Solution: 1/6 as a decimal is 0.16666…

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

How to Convert 1/6 to Decimal

To convert 1/6 to a decimal, you need to use the division method. Here is the formula:

1/6 = 1 ÷ 6 = 0.16666…

To use the division method to express 1/6 as a decimal, divide the fraction's numerator (1) by the denominator (6), which is equal to 0.16666….

1/6 is a Repeating Decimal

This formula results in a repeating decimal, which can be more cleanly expressed using a line (called a vinculum) over the repeating part.

Thus, 1/6 expressed as a repeating decimal is 0.166 with a vinculum over the repeating portion of the number.

You can use a similar method to write 1/6 as a percentage.

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