Introducing Decimals, Get your Math Help Decimals here
On this page we will be introducing decimals. Get your math help decimal introduction here.
A general term applied to the system of representing whole and fractional numbers in the base of ten.
A decimal fraction is one with denominator being a power of ten. For example, 4/10, 3/100, 48/1000, etc.
The base ten place value system for whole numbers is extended in the decimal system to include the representation of decimal fractions.
tens, units, tenths, hundredths
The decimal point is used to identify place value as indicated above. The decimal separates the whole number from the fractional part. The 7. is units, 1 is in the tens column, .1 is the tenths and 3 is in the hundredths column.
Basically any fractional number can be written as a decimal. The decimal point being the place that separates the two apart.
All rational numbers can be represented in decimal form by a terminating or recurring sequence of decimal digits.
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