A fraction is written in terms of two parts: the number on top is called the numerator and the number on the bottom is called the denominator. We can use the division method to solve this question. To get a decimal, simply divide the numerator 209 by the denominator 500:
209 (numerator) ÷ 500 (denominator) = 0.42
As a result, you get 0.42 as your answer when you convert 209/500 to a decimal.