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Decimals 92

Maths Review

May 16, 2014

DECIMAL FRACTIONS
FACT 1:

A Decimal Fraction is the fraction portion of the decimal number.
In 25.8 the decimal fraction portion is .8.
In 2.41 the decimal fraction portion is .41.
In 357.842 the decimal fraction portion is .842.

FACT 2:

A “proper” decimal fraction is written with a zero in whole number portion.
0.5

FACT 3:

0.005

0.00000000001

0.573218

When reading a decimal fraction the digits are simply read out one by one.
357.842
78.78
401.401

FACT 4:

0.375

is read as
is read as
is read as

Three hundred fifty-seven point eight, four, two
Seventy-eight point seven, eight
Four hundred one point four, zero, one

To compare decimal fractions, line them up by their decimal points, and
compare them by the same number of digits.
To compare 0.4 to 0.387 write them up as 0.400 to 0.387. We get, 0.4 > 0.387
To compare 0.0912 to 0.1, write them up as 0.0912 to 0.1000. We get, 0.0912 < 0.1

FACT 5:

To arrange decimal numbers by size, line the numbers up by their decimal
points; and then have smallest to largest digits in the left most columns.
Arrange the following numbers by size:
827.673, 0.0023, 0.3467, 80.08, 0.069, 9073.9073, 6.577, 0.5, 0.33
First make the number of digits on both sides of decimal point the same.
0827.6730, 0000.0023, 0000.3467, 0080.0800, 0000.0690, 9073.9073, 0006.5770,
0000.5000, 0000.3300
Arrange them by smallest digit in the leftmost column.
0000.0023, 0000.0690, 0000.3300, 0000.3467, 0000.5000, 0006.5770, 0080.0800,
0827.6730, 9073.9073,
Remove the preceding and trailing zeroes.
0.0023, 0.069, 0.33, 0.3467, 0.5, 6.577, 80.08, 827.673, 9073.9073,

1. How many decimal places are expressed in the following decimal fractions?
(a) 2.3
(b) 34.674
(c) 80.08
(d) 0.00023
Answer: (a) one (b) three (c) two (d) five
2. Circle the larger number.
(a) 0.2 or 0.155
(b) .09 or .099

(c) .085 or 0.8

Answer:: (a) 0.2 (b) 0.099 (c) 0.8 (d) 0.111
End of Lesson

(h) 0.11 or 0.111