Decimal are number which have a decimal point


Decimal number are number between two whole numbers

Decimals - Part 2

But, what does decimal point mean ?

Let ‘s look at place value first


Place value of numbers with decimal point

For number

Decimals - Part 3

The numbers  is

       Two hundred eighty seven

       287 = 2 × 100 + 8 × 10  + 7


Decimals - Part 4


Suppose we put a decimal point as well

Decimals - Part 5

The numbers  is

    Two hundred eighty seven point four

Decimals - Part 6




We can have

Decimals - Part 7

Decimals - Part 8


Similarly, We can have The numbers is Two hundred eighty seven point four six 287.4 = Decimal Point Tenth place Hundredth place

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Davneet Singh has done his B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He has been teaching from the past 14 years. He provides courses for Maths, Science, Social Science, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science at Teachoo.