Chapter 1

Basic Concepts in Arithmetic

Abstract

This chapter gives an overview of the basic concepts in arithmetic. It shows the arithmetic operations on real numbers and fractions. In addition, the chapter covers decimal operations and the rules of rounding off decimals, and illustrates the concept of percents and its applications.

Keywords

Arithmetic; Decimals; Fractions; Percents

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