# What is 0.5 as a fraction?

Oct 6, 2015

$0.5 = \frac{1}{2}$

#### Explanation:

$0.5 = 0 \times {10}^{0} + 5 \times {10}^{- 1}$

$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXX}} = 0 \times {10}^{0} + \frac{5}{10}$

$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXX}} = \frac{5}{10}$

$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXX}} = \frac{1}{2}$

Oct 6, 2015

$0.5 = \frac{1}{2}$
2. It would then become five-tenths, written as: $\frac{5}{10}$
3. You would then simplify the faction: $\frac{5}{10} = \frac{1}{2}$
6. More mathematically, $\frac{5}{10} = \frac{5}{5 \times 2} = \frac{5}{5} \times \frac{1}{2} = 1 \times \frac{1}{2} = \frac{1}{2}$