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Speed Math by Gaurav Tekriwal

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CHAPTER7

Decimals

In This Chapter

  • Understanding the decimal system
  • Adding and subtracting numbers with decimals
  • Multiplying and dividing numbers with decimals

Like fractions, working with decimals is something many people find a bit difficult to handle. For any type of problem, the placement of decimals is a precise and sometimes confusing process. In this chapter, I throw some light on the concept of decimals and show you how to make it a little easier.

The Decimal System and Place Value

In the decimal number system, the position of the number determines its value—this is known as place value.

The principle of place value is that each place ...

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