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# What is 3 over 5 as a decimal?

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Three-fifths, otherwise written as 3/5, can also be written in decimal form as 0.6. Decimal form can be determined by dividing the numerator of a fraction by the denominator using a calculator.

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While using a calculator is the easiest way to turn a fraction into a decimal number, certain numbers can be converted by manipulation and inspection. The fraction 3/5 can be transformed into 6/10 by multiplying the numerator and denominator by 2. Most people are able to calculate 6 divided by 10 by moving the decimal place one spot to the left, which results in the correct decimal number 0.6.

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