Put in a nutshell, a fraction is written in terms of two parts separated by a line in between: the number above the line is called the numerator and the number below the line is called the denominator. To solve this question, we can use the division method to get a decimal: simply divide the numerator 5 by the denominator 16 to get the decimal:
5 (numerator) ÷ 16 (denominator) = 0.31
That’s it! When you convert 5/16 to a decimal, 0.31 is your answer.