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To convert a terminating decimal (a decimal that does not continue forever) to a fraction, put the number behind the decimal (5) in the numerator and a 1 with a number of zeros equal to the number of decimal places (one for this problem) in the denominator.  Simplify the fraction if possible.

5
10

1
2

The equivalent fraction is 1/2.