Mathematics is a broad space where numbers become the primary alphabets and alphabets become variables. Numbers play important role in determining the value of things. 0.5 is a small number whose value is used and applied in day-to-day life calculations. Moreover, 0.5 can be formed and converted in many ways. So, what is 0.5? How can you convert 0.5 to fraction?

**1. What is 0.5?**

0.5 is **described as five-tenths of a number.** Five-tenths is a fraction that when divided provides 0.5 as the result. For example, if five-tenths of six is the question, then you can multiply 0.5 and 6 to get the answer. 0.5 becomes a number that can be easily used in different mathematical operations. If you add 0.5 to 0.5, then you will get 1. This makes 0.5 a number that is an equal part of another number. You can read the next section to know what is 0.5 called. (See How to Write 1 Million in Numbers?)

**2. What is 0.5 called?**

0.5 is a **decimal number.** A decimal number is a reduced form of a fraction. The numerator and denominator of a fraction are divided until the remainders are zero or recurring. This gives the decimal form of the fraction. In the case of 0.5, it can be written as 5/10 which when divided gives 0.5. The decimal point separates the two whole numbers, 0 and 5 and it makes a small number, 0.5. Thus, 0.5 is a decimal number that determines a small part of something. (See How long is 1 Million Hours?)

**3. What is the Value of Zero upon 5? What is the answer of 0 by 5?**

The value of zero upon five is **zero**. The answer of 0 divided by 5 is obtained in one step. Therefore, when 0 is divided by 5, the answer becomes 0. (See How many cm in a Meter?)

**4. What is 0.5 as a Fraction? How do I change 0.5 to a Fraction?**

A fraction can be termed as a **part or portion of a number**. 0.5 can be written as** ½.** Here ½ becomes the fraction. To convert 0.5 to fraction, you need to multiply and divide it by 10. This is because the number of places after the decimal point is one. Therefore, multiplying and dividing the given decimal number by 10 will give the fraction. Here, the answer would be 5/10 which can be reduced to ½. In this way, any decimal number can be converted to a fraction. If 0.5 is a decimal and a fraction, then what is 0.5 as a whole number? Read the next section to note the answer to this question. (See How many Miles is 5k?)

**5. What is 0.5 as a Whole Number?**

Numbers 0,1,2,3 etc. to infinity are termed as whole numbers. Decimals and fractions are numbers that form a part of a whole number. Thus, they are not considered whole numbers. That implies that **0.5 is not a whole number** and cannot be represented as a whole number. (See What’s Half Of A 1/3 Cup?)

**6. What is 0.5 as a Percentage?**

The percentage of any number is obtained by multiplying that number by 100. To convert 0.5 into a percentage, you need to convert 0.5 to fraction. That is 5/10. Then multiply 5/10 with 100. After cancellation and simplification, the answer is 50 which can be written as 50%. So, 0.5 can be converted to **50%.**

**7. What is Zero divided anything?**

Zero is a whole number that gives magical results with different numbers. In this case, if you take any number including a fraction or a decimal, and divide zero with that number, the result obtained is 0. For example, 0 divided by 8 can be written as 0/8. Now dividing 0 by 8 using the division method will give you 0 in one step. 0 divided by 0.5 will give 0 as the answer. If 0 is divided by ½, then the value obtained is again zero. If you divide 0 by 0, then it gives 0. It is interesting to note that **0 divided by anything gives 0 as the result. **(See Flip a Coin 100 Times How many Heads or Tails would appear?)

Playing with numbers reveals a world that is defined by numerous numbers. 0.5 is a number that lies between 0 and 1 and is represented as half of 1. Every number is related to the other in the same way when alphabets are related through words. Here, decimals and fractions open up a world of number systems where everything is connected. Notice how 0.5 is represented and then write all of them on a paper to understand what is 0.5 after all. (See Why is it Important to do your Homework?)