A fraction is that represents a part of a whole or in other words , any number of equal parts. This is the mathematical expression representing the division of one whole number by another. The two numbers separated by a horizontal or diagonal line, fractions are also used to indicate a part of a whole number or a ratio between two numbers. A fraction whose denominator is a power of ten and whose numerator is expressed by figures placed to the right of a decimal point. A decimal number is a number with one or more digits to the right of the decimal point. Watch Decimals Videos to learn more.
Decimals and its operations
Decimal means ten.
The name of a decimal is determined by the number of places to the right of the decimal point.
Mixed decimals are numbers with both whole numbers and decimals.The name of a whole number is determined by the number of places to the left of the decimal point.In the number 128.765, 1 is in the hundreds place, 2 is in the tens place, 8 is in the ones place, 7 is in the tenths place, 6 is in the hundredths place, and 5 is in the thousandths place. To read a decimal correctly, first find the decimal point. Whole numbers are to the left of the decimal point; any numbers to the right of a decimal point form a decimal fraction Say “and” for the decimal point. The decimal 2164.511 is read as “two thousand, one hundred sixty-four and five hundred eleven thousandths”.
Writing extra zeros after the decimal point does not change the value. The decimals 0.2, 0.20, and 0.200 are equivalent decimals.
Decimal part is the position of the digit in the decimal number determines the digit’s value.
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