# At a desert habitat, 2/5 of the lizards are Gila monsters. What is this number written as a decimal?

Apr 7, 2018

$\frac{2}{5}$ would be 0.4 as a decimal.

#### Explanation:

Just divide two by five and you'll get 0.4. It's that easy.

Apr 7, 2018

$\frac{2}{5}$ written in decimal is 0.4

#### Explanation:

$\frac{2}{5}$ = 2 ÷ 5

2 ÷ 5= 0.4

Apr 7, 2018

$\frac{2}{5} = \frac{4}{10} = 0.4$

#### Explanation:

Decimals are a way of writing fractions which have powers of 10 as denominators.

$0.5 = \frac{5}{10}$

$0.17 = \frac{17}{100}$

$0.375 = \frac{375}{1000}$

So if you can write a fraction with a denominator of $10 , 100 , 1000 ,$ etc you have the decimal.

$\frac{2}{5} \times \frac{2}{2} = \frac{4}{10} = 0.4$