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29 07, 2017

Percents, fractions, and decimals

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Each penny is 1% of a dollar. Percent comes from the Latin words "per cent". That means "out of a hundred," like there are 100 cents in a dollar. So "ten per cent" means ten out of every hundred. A dime is ten percent of a dollar. A dollar is ten percent of [...]

29 07, 2017

Decimals and fractions – Numbers

By |2017-07-29T14:49:06-07:00July 29th, 2017|Math|0 Comments

A number line is infinite in both directions. Decimals, like fractions, are a way of describing points on the number line that fall in between the whole numbers. If you were using fractions, you'd say that the point halfway between 1 and 2 was 1 1/2. In decimals, you'd call that same point 1.5. Each digit after [...]