What Is 5/18 as a Decimal + Solution With Free Steps

The fraction 5/18 as a decimal is equal to 0.277.

Division is one of the basic rules in mathematics. It simply means dividing a whole part into smaller parts. It helps us in finding the decimal form of a fraction. The result of the above fraction through division is a decimal number.

Here, we are interested more in the types of division that results in a Decimal value, as this can be expressed as a Fraction. We see fractions as a way of showing two numbers having the operation of Division between them that result in a value that lies between two Integers.

5 18 As A Decimal

Now, we introduce the method used to solve said fraction to decimal conversion, called Long Division which we will discuss in detail moving forward. So, let’s go through the Solution of fraction 5/18.


First, we convert the fraction components i.e., the numerator and the denominator, and transform them into the division constituents i.e., the Dividend and the Divisor respectively.

This can be seen done as follows:

Dividend = 5

Divisor = 18

Now, we introduce the most important quantity in our process of division, this is the Quotient. The value represents the Solution to our division, and can be expressed as having the following relationship with the Division constituents:

Quotient = Dividend $\div$ Divisor = 5 $\div$ 18

This is when we go through the Long Division solution to our problem. This process is performed in figure 1 below.

5/18 Long Division Method

Figure 1

5/18 Long Division Method

We start solving a problem using the Long Division Method by first taking apart the division’s components and comparing them. As we have 5, and 18 we can see how 5 is Smaller than 18, and to solve this division we require that 5 be Bigger than 18.

This is done by multiplying the dividend by 10 and checking whether it is bigger than the divisor or not. And if it is then we calculate the Multiple of the divisor which is closest to the dividend and subtract it from the Dividend. This produces the Remainder which we then use as the dividend later.

Now, we begin solving for our dividend 5, which after getting multiplied by 10 becomes 50.

We take this 50 and divide it by 18, this can be seen done as follows:

 50 $\div$ 18 $\approx$ 2


18 x 2 = 36

This will lead to the generation of a Remainder equal to 50 – 36 = 14, now this means we have to repeat the process by Converting the 14 into 140 and solving for that:

140 $\div$ 18 $\approx$ 7 


18 x 7 = 126

This, therefore, produces another remainder which is equal to 140 – 126 = 14. Now we must solve this problem to Third Decimal Place for accuracy, so we repeat the process with dividend 140.

140 $\div$ 18 $\approx$ 7


18 x 7 = 126

Finally, we have a Quotient generated after combining the three pieces of it as 0.277, with a Remainder equal to 14.Quotient and Remainder of 5 per 18

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