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One way they are different is that decimals are "parts of a whole" not necessarily a whole.

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Q: How are decimals and whole numbers different?
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How are decimals different from whole numbers?

Whole numbers are a proper subset of decimals.

How are you rounding whole numbers and decimals?

rounding whole numbers and decimals

Are decimals whole numbers a?

No because whole numbers are integers without decimals or fractions

Can factors be decimals?

Factors must be whole numbers, not decimals.

What is the difference of the whole numbers and decimals number?

Whole numbers contain no fractional part as do decimals

Are numbers with decimals whole number?

No because whole numbers are integers that do not have decimals or fractions attached to them.

What are decimals real numbers natural numbers integers or whole numbers?

Decimals are real numbers. Furthermore, integers and whole numbers are the same thing.

How do you add decimals with different signs?

Same rules as adding whole numbers with different signs.

What is a positive number with no decimals or fractions?

Whole numbers are positive numbers and there are no fractions or decimals.

What do decimals separate?

Decimals separate whole numbers from fractions.

Which couting numbers are also whole numbers?

Whole numbers can be positive or negative numbers. Numbers are whole as long as they have no fractins or decimals with them.

What are whole no?

Whole numbers are integers that have no fractions or decimals.

Can negative numbers be whole numbers?

Yes, when they are decimals, it is not considered a whole number.

Can repeating decimals be whole numbers?


Can decimals be multiples of whole numbers?


Are decimals and fractions whole numbers?


What are the example of whole numbers?

Whole numbers are integers that do not include decimals or fractions as for example the whole numbers in the number line

Are decimals whole numbers or rational numbers?

Rational numbers. Whole numbers are numbers such as 1, 10, 25, etc.

What is negative 1.36 repeating as a whole number?

Numbers with decimals can't be whole numbers.

Is integers whole numbers and their opposites?

Integers are whole numbers without decimals or fractions.

How is dividing decimals different than dividing whole numbers?

in dividing decimals you never get a remainder and in dividing whole numbers you do. +++ More to the point perhaps, you are working in powers of 10 all the time.

What is .0213776722 as a whole number?

Decimals can't be whole numbers.

What are the whole numbers and natural numbers?

Whole numbers are numbers without fractions or decimals. Natural numbers are numbers you usually count with.

What do decimals and fractions have in common?

Fractions are a different form or decimals. They are both only in between whole numbers. Like 1/4 is .25 and these are both numbers in between 0 and 1

What are the multiples of 0.4?

Multiples refer to whole numbers, not decimals.