Decimal Numbers

Definition of decimal numbers:

We have learnt that the decimals are an extension of our number system. We also know that decimals can be considered as fractions whose denominators are 10, 100, 1000, etc. The numbers expressed in the decimal form are called decimal numbers or decimals.

For example: 5.1, 4.09, 13.83, etc.

A decimal has two parts:

(a) Whole number part

(b) Decimal part

These parts are separated by a dot ( . ) called the decimal point.

• The digits lying to the left of the decimal point form the whole number part. The places begin with ones, then tens, then hundreds, then thousands and so on.

• The decimal point together with the digits lying on the right of decimal point form the decimal part. The places begin with tenths, then hundredths, then thousandths and so on………

For example:

(i) In the decimal number 211.35; the whole number part is 211 and the decimal part is .35

It can be arranged in the place-value chart as:

Decimal Numbers

(ii) In the decimal number 57.031; the whole number part is 57 and the decimal part is .031

(iii) In the decimal number 197.73; the whole number part is 197 and the decimal part is .73

Related Concept


Decimal Numbers

Decimal Fractions

Like and Unlike Decimals

Comparing Decimals

Decimal Places

Conversion of Unlike Decimals to Like Decimals

Decimal and Fractional Expansion

Terminating Decimal

Non-Terminating Decimal

Converting Decimals to Fractions

Converting Fractions to Decimals

H.C.F. and L.C.M. of Decimals

Repeating or Recurring Decimal

Pure Recurring Decimal

Mixed Recurring Decimal


BODMAS/PEMDAS Rules - Involving Decimals

PEMDAS Rules - Involving Integers

PEMDAS Rules - Involving Decimals


BODMAS Rules - Involving Integers

Conversion of Pure Recurring Decimal into Vulgar Fraction

Conversion of Mixed Recurring Decimals into Vulgar Fractions

Simplification of Decimal

Rounding Decimals

Rounding Decimals to the Nearest Whole Number

Rounding Decimals to the Nearest Tenths

Rounding Decimals to the Nearest Hundredths

Round a Decimal

Adding Decimals

Subtracting Decimals

Simplify Decimals Involving Addition and Subtraction Decimals

Multiplying Decimal by a Decimal Number

Multiplying Decimal by a Whole Number

Dividing Decimal by a Whole Number

Dividing Decimal by a Decimal Number

7th Grade Math Problems

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