Tenths and Hundredths

A Tenth of a number is the value that we get when we divide the number by 10. Similarly, Hundredth is the value we get when it is divided by 100. Understanding the use of these fractions is very important because you will come across their applications in day to day life. In this chapter, you will learn about tenths and hundredths of a decimal number and lot more.

FAQ on Tenths and Hundredths

Question 1: What is the use of decimals?

Answer: We make use of decimals in place of fractions. Thus, when you wish to write any part of a unit object, in place of writing it in fractional form, you write it in the decimal form.

Question 2: What is a number with a decimal called?

Answer: A decimal fraction, also referred to as a decimal, is a number that has a decimal point in it, like 2.34. Then, people talk about the “decimal part” of a number, that really means the fractional part, the non-whole part.

Question 3: How do we use decimals in money?

Answer: When we write the cost of an item we write it as Rs 60.50. Here, the number after the decimal point indicates paise. You already know that Re 1 = 100 paise. Thus, it means that 100 paise make Re 1. So, when you write .50 you mean it to be half of one Rupee.

Question 4: What is a number without a decimal?

Answer: A number that has no decimal values is referred to as an integer. Moreover, if there are a limited number of decimal digits or it consists of an infinite set of repeating digits, it refers to a rational number. Thus, if there is a decimal point, the numbers to the left will be the integer part and the numbers to the right referred to as the fractional part.

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