A decimal fraction is called such because it can be represented by a fraction with a denominator with a power of 10.
A decimal fraction.
Complex fraction Complex fraction - A complex fraction is a fraction where the numerator and/or denominator are a fraction. Decimal - A decimal is a number based on the number 10. It can be thought of as a special type of fraction where the denominator is a power of 10. Decimal point - A period or dot that is part of a decimal number.
To start with, it is the power of ten in which the number of zeros is equal to the number of digits after the decimal point. If the fraction is then simplified, the denominator will change.
A proper fraction in which the denominator is a power of 10.
The decimal representation.
A proper fraction, that is, one with no whole number part, for which the denominator of the fraction is an integral power of ten, may be converted to a decimal of the form: decimal point followed by one fewer zeros than the power of ten in the denominator, followed by the numerator of the fraction.
By definition, decimal means related to denominators that are powers of ten!
Reduce the fraction to its simplest form - that is, remove any common factors between the numerator and denominator. If the denominator now is a factor of some power of 10, that is, if the denominator is of the form 2a*5b then the fraction will me a terminating decimal. If not, it will not.
The denominator of a decimal fraction is a power of ten. For example 3/10, 13/100, 456/100000 etc. are all decimal fractions. Percentage is probably the most commonly used decimal fraction.
To a power of 10 (to 10, 100, 1000, etc.).
a decimal is a fraction whose denominator is a power of ten and whose numerator is expressed by figures placed to the right of a decimal point.