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# Why do you need to learn how to subtract decimal numbers?

Updated: 11/1/2022

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Q: Why do you need to learn how to subtract decimal numbers?
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### Lets say you have a equation can you subtract x from x?

No, you need to find out the numbers to subtract then subtract.

### How do you subtract 0.5 from 0.05 how do you work it out it?

To subtract 0.5 from 0.05 first line up the decimal points in your equation. If you need to add a zero behind the 5 in 0.5 so you get 0.50. Then subtract as if there was no decimal point (take it as 50-5). After you subtract bring the decimal point down. You should end up with 0.45.

### How do you learn the four operations of arithentic?

By paying attention in school. You can also review your school textbooks - and read online articles about basic math. - Please note that you basically need to learn how to add, subtract, multiply and divide not just whole numbers, but also numbers with decimals, and fractions.

### What decimal should be subtracted from 7 to get 6.92?

7 &minus; 0.08 = 6.92

### What is the same about a fraction and a decimal?

They are representations of numbers which need not be whole numbers.

### What numbers do you need to subtract from each other to get answer 33333?

44444 - 11111 = 33333

### What is a decimal number?

A decimal number is one way of representing numbers where each place for a digit has a place value that is ten times that of the place to its right. Most all the numbers that you familiar with (judging from your question) will be decimal numbers. A decimal number need not be a [decimal] fraction.

### What is forty four hundredths as a decimal?

0.44 (If you have hundredths, you need to have 2 numbers after the decimal point.)

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### How is multiplying a decimal by a whole number the same as multiplying 2 whole numbers?

It is not. When multiplying two whole numbers you need not be concerned about placing the decimal point in the answer.