# 1/2 as a decimal

## Content

The topic is “1/2 as a decimal”. We'll go step by step. Here are the methods.

## Fractions

First things first. What's 1/2? It's one part of two. Now, how to convert it? Keep reading.

## Simple Division

The easiest method is simple division. 1 divided by 2. Use a calculator. The result? It's .5. There you go. 1/2 is .5.

## Multiply By 1

Here's another method. We can multiply by 1. Not clear? Allow me to explain.

Change the denominator 2 to 10. To achieve that, multiply 2 by 5. Now, do the same for 1. You get 5/10. That is .5.

## Using Place Values

This method uses place values. Look at 5/10. Here, 5 is in the tens place.

In decimals, 5 becomes in tenths place. That gives us .5. Simple, right?

## Addition

This method is fun. It's an addition. Add .3 and .2. Both are decimals. They add up to .5.

## Using A Decimal Grid

The last method is with a decimal grid. Draw a square. Split it into two equal parts. Shade one part. That's 1/2. Now, label it as .5.