Concept of like and unlike decimals:
Decimals having the same number of decimal places are called like decimals i.e. decimals having the same number of digits on the right of the decimal point are known as like decimals. Otherwise, decimals not having the same number of digits on the right of the decimal point are unlike decimals.
Examples on like and unlike decimals:
5.45, 17.04, 272.89, etc. are like decimals as all these decimal numbers are written up to 2 places of decimal.
7.5, 23.16, 31.054, etc. are unlike decimals. As in 7.5 has one decimal place. 23.16 has two decimal places. 31.054 has three decimal places
Note:
If we put any number of annexing zeroes on the right side of the extreme right digit of the decimal part of a number does not alter the value of the number. So, unlike decimals can always be converted into like decimals by annexing required number of zeros on the right side of the extreme right digit in the decimal part.
For example;
9.3, 17.45, 38.105 are unlike decimals. These decimals can be rewritten as
9.300, 17.450, 38.105 so now, these are like decimals.
Suppose 0. 1 = 0. 10 = 0. 100 etc, 0.5 = 0.50 = 0.500 etc, and so on. That is
by annexing zeros on the right side of the extreme right digit of the decimal
part of a number does not alter the value of the number.
Unlike decimals may be converted into like decimals by annexing the requisite
number of zeros on the right side of the extreme right digit in the decimal
part.
● Related Concept
● Decimals
● Conversion of Unlike Decimals to Like Decimals
● Decimal and Fractional Expansion
● Converting Decimals to Fractions
● Converting Fractions to Decimals
● H.C.F. and L.C.M. of Decimals
● Repeating or 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
● Rounding Decimals to the Nearest Whole Number
● Rounding Decimals to the Nearest Tenths
● Rounding Decimals to the Nearest Hundredths
● 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
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