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Master Math: Elementary School Math by Kristen Gryskevich

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Chapter 7Decimals, Fractions, and Percents

This chapter will walk you through the conversion among decimals, fractions, and percents, as well as through many decimal concepts.

Decimals

A decimal is basically another way to write a fraction. A decimal is part of a whole. The decimal point is placed to the right of the ones place in a number. The decimal point is the most important part of the decimal because it shows you exactly what place value each number is worth in the number. Any number to the left of the decimal point represents a number greater than one, or a whole number. Any number to the right of the decimal point represents a number smaller than one. One concept that is crucial to success with decimals is knowing the value of the places. ...

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