Express 1/500,000 as a decimal.

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Express 1/500,000 as a decimal.

Converting Fractions to Decimals:

Converting between fractions and decimals is a simple process. It requires us to divide the numerator of the fraction by the denominator of the fraction. The numerator is the number found above the line in a fraction and represents the part of the whole. The denominator is the number found below the line in a fraction and represents the whole.

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{eq}\displaystyle \frac{1}{500,000} {/eq} expressed as a decimal is 0.000002.

To convert the fraction to a decimal, we need to divide 1 by 500,000....

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