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 5 by the denominator 8:
5 (numerator) ÷ 8 (denominator) = 0.62
As a result, you get 0.62 as your answer when you convert 5/8 to a decimal.