Basics Concepts and Formulas - Decimal Fractions
A fraction is an expression that indicates the quotient of two quantities.
A fraction has two parts, Numerator and Denominator. Numerator is the number at the top of the fraction and denominator is the number at the bottom of the fraction.
The denominator of a fraction cannot be zero.
Fractions can be denoted by using horizontal lines or diagonal lines.
A common fraction (also known as Vulgar fraction and simple fraction) is a fraction in which both numerator and denominator are integers (Like other fractions, the denominator cannot be zero)
A decimal fraction is a fraction in which denominator is an integer power of ten. (The term decimals are commonly used to refer decimal fractions).
Generally, a zero is added to the left of the decimal point if a whole number is absent to draw the attention to the fact that the number is a decimal fraction.
If the numerator and denominator contain the same number of decimal places, we can remove the decimal sign.
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