what is 5/8 in decimal form

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Sep 28th, 2015

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You divide the numerator with the denominator.

The numerator is 5 and the denominator is 8

so divide five by eight

In the first division, five cant be divided by eight..so put a 0. and add 0 to 5 to make it 50

Now 8 can divide 50, can go there 6 times , remain 2

so we have 0.6

add 0 to the remaining 2 to make 20,  8 can go to 20 two times, to make sixteen, the remainder is 4

we now have 0.68

add a zero to the remaining 4 to make 40

 8 can go to 40 five times and there is no remainder

 so our answer is


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