The Concept of Decimals

Explain the concept of decimals

A decimal- is defined as a number which consist of two parts separated by a point.The parts are whole number part and fractional part

Example 1

Example 2

Conversion of Fractions to Terminating Decimals and Vice Versa

Convert fractions to terminating decimals and vice versa

The first place after the decimal point is called tenths.The second place after the decimal point is called hundredths e.t.c

**Consider the decimal number 8.152**

**NOTE**

- To convert a fraction into decimal, divide the numerator by denominator
- To

convert a decimal into fraction, write the digits after the decimal

point as tenths, or hundredths or thousandths depending on the number of

decimal places.

Example 3

Convert the following fractions into decimals

**Solution**

Divide the numerator by denominator

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