5/9 in decimal form
Understand the Problem
The question is asking us to convert the fraction 5/9 into its decimal equivalent. This involves dividing 5 by 9 to obtain a decimal representation.
Answer
$0.\overline{5}$
Answer for screen readers
The final answer is $0.\overline{5}$
Steps to Solve
- Set up the division of the fraction
The fraction $\frac{5}{9}$ means you need to divide 5 by 9.
- Perform the division
Divide 5 by 9 using long division.
$$
5 \div 9 = 0.5555\ldots
$$
Notice that the digit 5 repeats. This can be expressed as $0.\overline{5}$.
- Express the final answer
Write the repeating decimal form of the answer:
$$
\frac{5}{9} = 0.\overline{5}
$$
The final answer is $0.\overline{5}$
More Information
The repeating decimal 0.5555... continues indefinitely and is often written as $0.\overline{5}$, where the bar notation indicates that 5 repeats infinitely.
Tips
Long division can sometimes be tricky. Make sure to write down all steps and keep track of repeating patterns in the decimal.