# What is 0.5 as a fraction?

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Oct 6, 2015

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- 0.5 is said as "five-tenths". This is because it is one place after the decimal (which is the tenths place).
- It would then become five-tenths, written as:
#5/10# - You would then simplify the faction:
#5/10=1/2# - This is because five can go into itself once and goes into ten twice.
- Another way of thinking about it is that five is exactly half of ten.

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