# How do you write 5 tenths as a decimal?

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Since

**5 tenths**is**5**over ten,**5 tenths**as a Fraction is**5**/10. If you divide**5**by ten you get**5 tenths as a decimal**which is 0.50. To get**5 tenths**as a Percent, you multiply the**decimal**with 100 to get the answer of 50 percent. First we divide a dollar into ten parts where each part is 10 cents.

Consequently, what is a tenth as a decimal?

The number line between 0 and 1 is divided into ten parts. Each of these ten parts is 1/10, a **tenth**. Under the tick marks, you see **decimal** numbers such as 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, and so on. Simply write after the **decimal** point how many **tenths** the number has.

**writing decimals in words**First, read the digits to the left of the

**decimal**point as a whole number. Say "and" for the

**decimal**point. Read the digits to the right of the

**decimal**point as a whole number. Say the place name of the last digit on the right.

Besides, can you write 0.02 as tenths?

unfortunately, **you** cannot **write 0.02** in **tenths**.

**decimal**. A **decimal** is a fraction written in a special **form**. Instead of writing 1/2, for example, you can express the fraction as the **decimal** 0.5, where the zero is in the ones place and the five is in the tenths place. **Decimal** comes from the Latin word decimus, meaning tenth, from the root word decem, or 10.