One method to convert 31/6 to a decimal is by using the division method. Before we move ahead to the method, here is a quick recap on fractions: A fraction is a number representation that is broken down into two parts - the number on top is called the numerator, and the number on the bottom is called the denominator. To get a decimal using the division method, simply divide the numerator 31 by the denominator 6:
31 (numerator) ÷ 6 (denominator) = 5.17
And there you go! We got 5.17 as the answer when you convert 5 1/6 (or 31/6) to a decimal.