# decimal in Numbers topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdecimaldec‧i‧mal1 /ˈdesəməl/ noun [countable] a fraction (=a number less than 1) that is shown as a full stop followed by the number of tenths, hundredths etc. The numbers 0.5,0.175, and 0.661 are decimals.

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decimal• This is being done for a number of key mathematical topics such as decimals, ratio, negative numbers and elementary algebra.• Neither the input nor the output of a Turing machine can, strictly speaking, be an infinite decimal.• Change ten decimals to a fraction Aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh! is my reaction.• If a comma or a semi-colon is encountered further down the print list, the format reverts to decimal.• The only tasks where high success rates were obtained were those where the pupil can effectively treat decimals as whole numbers.• Most low attainers lack knowledge of the relationship between metric units and they also have problems with decimals.
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