Decimal are number which have a decimal point

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Decimal number are number between two whole numbers

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But, what does decimal point mean ?

Let ‘s look at place value first

 

Place value of numbers with decimal point

For number

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The numbers  is

       Two hundred eighty seven

       287 = 2 × 100 + 8 × 10  + 7

So,

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Suppose we put a decimal point as well

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The numbers  is

    Two hundred eighty seven point five

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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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