# What is 1/2 as a decimal?

### 1/2 = 0.5

##### How to convert 1/2 to a decimal

Converting fractions to decimals is easier than it sounds. The / symbol between the numerator and denominator of a fraction can also be read as "divided by". In other words, the fraction $$\frac{1}{2}$$ can also be thought of as 1 divided by 2. To turn this decimal into a fraction, we just need to calculate 1 divided by 2. This can be done easily on a calculator: $$1 \div 2 = 0.5$$ In this case, we have rounded our solution to 4 decimal places. We care therefore say that $$\frac{1}{2} =0.5$$