Meaning of decimal fraction - Examples, Exercises and Solutions

The decimal number is a way to represent a simple fraction or a number that is not whole.
The decimal point (or decimal comma in some areas) divides the number in the following way:

For example, when checking a fever, on the thermometer there is a number like 37.537.5 or 36.436.4.

The point that separates the figures is the decimal point, therefore, the number in question is a decimal number.
When we weigh ourselves, we step on the scale and, also in this case, the very same decimal number appears!
The weight is shown with the decimal point and expresses, in a clear and simple way, a number that is not whole.

Practice Meaning of decimal fraction

Exercise #1

What is the number of the ones?

0.81

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0

Exercise #2

What is the number of the tenths?

0.96

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9

Exercise #3

What is the hundredth?

0.96

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6

Exercise #4

What is the number of the ones?

0.73

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0

Exercise #5

What is the number of the ones?

0.07

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0

Exercise #1

What is the number of the ones?

0.4

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0

Exercise #2

What is the number of the tenths?

1.3

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3

Exercise #3

What is the hundredth?

1.23

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3

Exercise #4

Which digit represents thousandths in the following number?

1.123

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3

Exercise #5

What is the thousandth?

2.351

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1

Exercise #1

What is the number of hundredths?

6.23

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3

Exercise #2

Determine the correct place of the number. 0.7 \text{0}.7 on the number axis

0.10.10.10.90.90.9

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0.10.10.10.90.90.90.70.70.7

Exercise #3

Determines the correct position of the number 0.2 0.2 on the number axis

0.10.10.10.90.90.9

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0.10.10.10.90.90.90.20.20.2

Exercise #4

Determines the correct position of the number 0.5 0.5 on the number axis

0.10.10.10.90.90.9

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Answer

0.10.10.10.90.90.90.50.50.5

Exercise #5

Determines the correct position of the number 1.4 1.4 on the number axis

0.20.20.21111.81.81.8

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0.20.20.21111.81.81.81.41.41.4

Topics learned in later sections

  1. Converting a decimal fraction to a mixed number
  2. Decimal Fractions
  3. Reducing and Expanding Decimal Numbers
  4. Addition and Subtraction of Decimal Numbers
  5. Comparison of Decimal Numbers
  6. Converting Decimals to Fractions