Sometimes there is a need for us to convert the fractional values to decimal and for that, we need to learn how to initiate the process of conversion. Many times we need to know fraction 3/5 as a decimal to consider the value of the fraction and compare it to other values.

The fraction 3/5 needs to be expressed in decimal for various purposes so that you can compare the values of the fraction with other things.

## Basic Concepts

1) The fraction 3/5 consists of two parts and the digits above the line of division are called the numerator and the digits below the line of division are called the denominator.

2) Here three is the numerator and number 5 is the denominator. Now we need to learn to convert the value of 3/5 to decimal through simple steps.

**What is 3/5 as a Decimal?** The answer is 0.6

## Calculations to Convert 3/5 to a decimal

The conversion of a fraction to a decimal is one of the simplest processes that you can initiate and all you need to do is **divide the numerator of the fraction by denominator** where the numerator becomes the dividend and the denominator becomes the divisor.

The process of calculation of the fraction is simple and here you will find 3/5 where three needs to be divided by five because to yield your results in decimal you need to divide the numerator by denominator.

#### 3÷5 = 0.6

#### 3/5 = 0.6

The process is very simple and you do not have to calculate any further if you wish to become perfect at the process then you have to keep practicing with different fractions and turn them into decimals following the basic numerator by denominator rule.

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## Why do you need to convert a fraction to decimal?

A fraction needs to be converted to decimal because you will be able to ensure that you can compare the value of two decimals and find out the greater results. Determining which fraction is greater is difficult when the denominators are different and thus it needs to be changed to decimal for comparing the values.

Conversion of decimal to a fraction is also a better form of representing your answer in mathematics and thus the process is initiated.

The currency and weight all are expressed in terms of decimal values and thus you will be able to obtain the results and easily understand the values well with decimal terms.

Even when you are out there purchasing different products you have to calculate the cost and the weight in decimals. It is required when you are cooking the leftover ingredients can be weighed in decimals to determine the number of objects left.

Hence it is established that the conversion of any fraction to a decimal is very crucial for everyone.

**Also read: **What is 15 Divided by 2 Using Long Division?

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