Decimal are number which have a decimal point

Decimal number are number between two whole numbers

But, what does decimal point mean ?

Let ‘s look at place value first

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Place
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value of numbers with decimal point
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For number

The numbers is

Two hundred eighty seven

287 = 2 × 100 + 8 × 10 + 7

So,

Suppose we put a decimal point as well

The numbers is

Two hundred eighty seven point five