Q: The period between the whole number and decimal is called what?

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Decimal?

To write a decimal you go to the end of the whole number 5 for example and then you put a period (5.) then you add the rest of the decimal like 5.6

You can add a period, and a zero, after the whole number. Or you can just consider the whole numbers themselves a special kind of "decimal number".

8.7. A decimal point (the period in math) says that it's a decimal. A decimal is a fraction of the whole, expressed with the period and means tenths. So the number given is eight wholes and 7/10 of a whole.

For the United States: The period, or decimal as it's called in math, means the number is less than a whole number. Examples: 3.45 means 3 pizzas and 45% of a pizza. $199.89 means 199 dollars and 89% of a dollar (89 cents). In some European countries, the decimal is used as a comma and the comma as a decimal, but just focus on what it means in your math class.

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Decimal?

To write a decimal you go to the end of the whole number 5 for example and then you put a period (5.) then you add the rest of the decimal like 5.6

The period is used as a decimal point in our number system.

period

You can add a period, and a zero, after the whole number. Or you can just consider the whole numbers themselves a special kind of "decimal number".

8.7. A decimal point (the period in math) says that it's a decimal. A decimal is a fraction of the whole, expressed with the period and means tenths. So the number given is eight wholes and 7/10 of a whole.

the decimal point

You put a period between the dollars and cents.

period

Undetermined. A decimal is the period(.) used in a complex number like 23.87

For the United States: The period, or decimal as it's called in math, means the number is less than a whole number. Examples: 3.45 means 3 pizzas and 45% of a pizza. $199.89 means 199 dollars and 89% of a dollar (89 cents). In some European countries, the decimal is used as a comma and the comma as a decimal, but just focus on what it means in your math class.

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