CLASS-4
DECIMAL NUMBER - TENTHS

DECIMAL NUMBERS - TENTHS -

A fraction with denominator 10 is called decimal numerals, or decimals or decimal fractions.

The fraction -

       3

1) -------  (´╗┐Three-Tenth´╗┐) can be written as 0.3,

      10

       4

2) -------  (Four-Tenth) can be written as 0.4,

      10

       8

3) -------  (Eight-Tenth) can be written as 0.8.

      10

The numerals 0.3, 0.4, and 0.8 are called decimal numerals or simply decimals. The dot in 0.3, 0.4, and 0.8 is called a decimal point.

The number 0.8 can be read as : i) eight-tenth

                                     ii) zero point eight


                                                                         3

1) The convention to write a decimal numeral for a fraction like ------ is 

                                                                        10

0.3 and not .3  (A zero is put before the .3)


                                                                         6

2) The convention to write a decimal numeral for a fraction like ------ is 

                                                                        10

0.6 and not .6  (A zero is put before the .6)


                                                                         9

3) The convention to write a decimal numeral for a fraction like ------ is 

                                                                        10

0.9 and not .9  (A zero is put before the .9)