A fraction is usually split into two parts: the first part is the number on top, called the numerator; and the second part is the number on the bottom, called the denominator. These are both separated by a line called the “divisor line”. We can use the division method help to solve this question: to get a decimal, simply divide the numerator 7 by the denominator 5 (which you can enter in any calculator):
7 (numerator) ÷ 5 (denominator) = 1.4
And finally, you get 1.4 as your answer when you convert 1 2/5 (or 7/5) to a decimal.