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Chapter5 Decimals

Chapter5 Decimals

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Math 376 Prealgebra TextbookChapter 5
Department of MathematicsCollege of the RedwoodsJune 23, 2010
 
Copyright
All parts of this prealgebra textbook are copyrightedc
2009 in thename of the Department of Mathematics, College of the Redwoods. Theyare not in the public domain. However, they are being made availablefree for use in educational institutions. This offer does not extend to anyapplication that is made for profit. Users who have such applicationsin mind should contact David Arnold at davidarnold@ redwoods.edu orBruce Wagner at bruce-wagner@redwoods.edu.This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License, and is copyrightedc
2009, Department of Mathematics, College of the Redwoods. To viewa copy of this license, visit
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Contents
5.1 Introduction to Decimals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342Decimal Notation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342Pronouncing Decimal Numbers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 344Decimals to Fractions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346Rounding. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348Comparing Decimals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350Exercises. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353Answers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3565.2 Adding and Subtracting Decimals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359Adding Decimals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359Subtracting Decimals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361Adding and Subtracting Signed Decimal Numbers. . . . . . 362Exercises. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366Answers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3685.3 Multiplying Decimals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 370Multiplying Signed Decimal Numbers. . . . . . . . . . . . . 373Order of Operations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374Powers of Ten. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375Multiplying Decimal Numbers by Powers of Ten. . . . . . . 376The Circle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 376Exercises. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381Answers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3845.4 Dividing Decimals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386Decimal Divisors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 388Dividing Signed Decimal Numbers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390Rounding. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391Dividing by Powers of Ten. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392Order of Operations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393Exercises. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395Answers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 399iii

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