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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).
Leading Digit

Leading Digit

The leading digit of a decimal number less than one is the first digit to the right of the decimal point that is not a zero.
Round

Round

To round is to reduce the number of non-zero digits in a number while keeping the overall value of the number similar.
Small decimals

Small decimals

Small decimals are decimal numbers that have several zeros to the right of the decimal point before reaching a non-zero number.

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