Table of Contents
- Like Decimal Fractions
- Unlike Decimal Fractions
- Converting Unlike Decimal Fractions to Like Decimal Fractions
- Equivalent Decimal Fractions
- What’s Next?
In the previous segment, we learnt how to represent decimals fractions on the number line. In this segment, we will learn about the types of decimal fractions.
What are Like decimal fractions?
Decimals fractions that have the same number of digits in the decimal part are called Like decimal fractions.
The three numbers 17.45, 292.32, and 1.49 are like decimal fractions as they all have two digits in the decimal part.
What are Unlike decimal fractions?
Decimal fractions that have different numbers of digits in the decimal part are called Unlike decimal fractions.
The three numbers 12.46, 15.195, and 223.3914 have 2, 3, and 4 digits respectively in the decimal part. Hence, they are unlike decimal fractions.
How to convert unlike decimal fractions to like decimal fractions?
Zero multiplied by any number is always zero. So adding zero at the end of the decimal fraction does not change its value.
The decimal fraction 4.6 can be written as (4 × 1) + (6 × 1 )