# Difference between revisions of "Decimal"

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− | A decimal is a [[number]] that is not an [[integer]] | + | A decimal is a [[number]] that is not an [[integer]] and is expressed in neither fraction or percent form. The [[whole number]] portion is separated from the fractional portion by a [[decimal point]] (.) which looks identical to a period. Uses a base-10 [[place value]] system. For example, 3.5 would equal 35/10 or 350%. 5.68 would equal <math>5 + \frac{6}{10} + \frac{8}{100}</math>, or <math>{5}\frac{68}{100}</math> |

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+ | Decimal can also refer to [[base numbers|base ten]] number system. | ||

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## Revision as of 16:49, 27 February 2014

A decimal is a number that is not an integer and is expressed in neither fraction or percent form. The whole number portion is separated from the fractional portion by a decimal point (.) which looks identical to a period. Uses a base-10 place value system. For example, 3.5 would equal 35/10 or 350%. 5.68 would equal , or

## Base Ten

Decimal can also refer to base ten number system.

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