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Decimal

Decimal

In common use, a decimal refers to part of a whole number. The numbers to the left of a decimal point represent whole numbers, and each number to the right of a decimal point represents a fractional part of a power of one-tenth. For instance: The decimal value 1.24 indicates 1 whole unit, 2 tenths, and 4 hundredths (commonly described as 24 hundredths).
Decimal point

Decimal point

A decimal point is a period that separates the complete units from the fractional parts in a decimal number.
Difference

Difference

The result of a subtraction operation is called a difference.
Magnitude

Magnitude

The magnitude of a number is the size of a number without respect to its sign. The number -35.6 has a magnitude of 35.6.
Place Value

Place Value

The value of given a digit in a multi-digit number that is indicated by the place or position of the digit.
Sum

Sum

The sum is the result after two or more amounts have been added together.

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