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Q: The difference between a decimal and a whole number?

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You can't change a whole number to a decimal. A decimal and a whole number are both numbers. A decimal is just a number lower than a whole number, or a number in between two whole numbers.

A whole number does not include a fraction or decimal part. For example, 3, 107, -9 and zero are whole numbers. 2.1, -17,4528765 and two-and-a-half are not whole numbers.

The main difference is that with whole numbers the decimal point is "hiding" (after the last digit of each whole number) whereas with decimal numbers it is clearly visible. In both cases the numbers are added with the decimal points aligned - with whole numbers there are no digits after the decimal points so the decimal points are not written, but if they were they would be visible after the last digit of the whole numbers and they would be automatically aligned; with decimal numbers there may be a different number of digits after each decimal point so it is up to the person doing the arithmetic to ensure the decimal points are aligned.

Dividing a decimal by a whole number is the same as multiplying the decimal by the whole number's reciprocal. Convert that fraction to its decimal equivalent and proceed.

No. It is a decimal value. It lies between the whole numbers 0 and 1. There are no integers between those two, thus 0.9812 is not a whole number.

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The difference is that all whole numbers are decimal numbers, but not all decimal numbers are whole numbers. For example a whole number such as 1 is a decimal number but a decimal number such as 1.5 is not a whole number.

The answer depends on what the decimal is.For example, 4 * 3.5 = 14But 4 * 3.6 = 14.4

You can't change a whole number to a decimal. A decimal and a whole number are both numbers. A decimal is just a number lower than a whole number, or a number in between two whole numbers.

A whole number does not include a fraction or decimal part. For example, 3, 107, -9 and zero are whole numbers. 2.1, -17,4528765 and two-and-a-half are not whole numbers.

The decimal point.

Eradicate the decimal point because 5.25/5 is the same as 525/500 and 0.9/3 is the same as 9/30

A whole number is a number with no decimal or fraction, like 5, 67, and 3. An integer is a split whole number, like 3.67, 56.2, 8/7, and 8 4/5.

There is almost no difference. The only difference is placing the decimal point.

A whole number is any number that is not a fraction, decimal, or mixed number. A nonzero whole number is the same, except that it doesn't equal zero.

Whole number computation is 90% of decimal computation. The difference is that you need to understand where to put the decimal point in the answer. It's impossible to do decimal computation without knowing how to do whole number computation.

An integer is any non-decimal number like 5 or -3 or 0. An whole number is any non-negative, non-decimal number like 0 or 3 or 5. An integer can be a negative number whereas a whole number cannot be negative. And that all have a freat day !!$

No. A whole number is a number with no fractional (decimal) part. Therefore a decimal number can not be a whole number. Another view: 35.0 is a whole number AND a decimal. The fact that a number is a decimal does not automatically require it to have a fractional part. Even 35 is a decimal number (without a decimal point).

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