# 0.2 as a fraction

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## How to count: 0.2 as a fraction

### Understand the Decimal

Recognize that 0.2 is a decimal. It has no whole number part. The decimal part is 0.2.

### Express as a Raw Fraction

Write 0.2 as a fraction. It becomes 2/10. The '2' is the numerator. '10' is the denominator.

### Simplify the Fraction

Simplify 2/10 by dividing both numbers by 2. The result is 1/5. Now, the fraction is simplified.

## Introduction

Before we dive in, let's talk about decimals. Decimals and fractions are two ways to show parts of a whole. The decimal 0.2 is less than 1 and more than 0.

## The Raw Fraction

To begin, we express 0.2 as a fraction. This is simple. We know 0.2 means 2 tenths. So, we write 0.2 as 2/10.

### Simplifying the Fraction

We don't stop here. We need to simplify the fraction. Divide both numbers by 2. Thereafter, we get 1/5.

### Double Check

Check if we did it right. Use a calculator to divide 1 by 5. The result is 0.2. It matches our original decimal!

### Practice Makes Perfect

Practice this skill. Try converting other decimals into fractions. Do it until it feels easy.