0.5/100 is 0.005 as a decimal

As our numbering system is based on powers of 10 it is called decimal. In Latin Decem means 10. A decimal number is a number that consists of a whole number and a fractional part. Decimals use a system of numbers based on units of tens, which results in the spaces past the decimal point as tenths, hundredths, thousandths and so on.

** Steps:**

Divide
0.5 by 100: **0.5 ÷ 100 = 0.005**

Answer:
\frac{0.5}{100}
= **0.005**

The simplest way to read decimals is to simply read the digits one by one. For example, 9.2 will be read as "nine point 2," 3.8 would be "three point eight," and so on.

In a decimal number, the decimal point separates the whole number from the fractional part of the decimal number.

** Converting 0.5/100 meters into cms.**

0.5/100 m = 0.5/100 × (100) cm = 0.5 cm OR 0.005 meters

**Converting 0.5/100 kgs into grams**

0.5/100 kg = 0.5/100 × (1000) grams = 5 grams OR 0.005 kgs