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3.3: Decimals in Words

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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.
Expanded Form

Expanded Form

Expanded form refers to a base and an exponent written as repeated multiplication.
Whole Numbers

Whole Numbers

The whole numbers are all positive counting numbers and zero. The whole numbers are 0, 1, 2, 3, ...

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