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If you have studied maths, then you must have come across the topic of fractions and decimals. It is one of the simplest, useful, and hence heavily tested topics for secondary years of education. So without any delay, let’s get you started with the understanding as well as the implementation of fractions and decimals.
Fraction by the dictionary means broken. A fraction in terms of maths represents a portion of a whole body.
Let’s say you ordered a pizza. So, in general, a complete pizza is sliced into 6 parts, and you consumed 3 such slices. So in a fraction, you consumed 3/6 of a pizza where 3 is the numerator and 6 is the denominator.
The decimal represented by a dot (.) is the decimal separator of 2 numbers, such as 1.5. In this, 1 is an integral part, whereas 5 is the fractional part. You can make a note the fractional part always represents a number or unit less than 1.
Remember you ate a pizza less than a minute ago and consumed 3 slices out of 6. So, if you want to represent it in decimals, you’ll have to divide 3/6 to obtain 0.5.
Interesting right, your consumption was easily represented as a fraction as well as a decimal. Well, actually, it is worth noting that fractions and decimals can be denoted as one another, just like you did in the example above.
Now that you know the basics, let’s take you to the important topics and their implementation.
So far, you’ve understood what fractions are and how to represent them. Let’s take the first topic and begin with multiplying them.
Now, there are several cases of multiplication of fractions; here, you’ll be learning about the most common yet important ones.
Since the denominator of a whole number is always 1, the final product’s denominator in a multiplication of a fraction by a whole number remains unchanged.
Let’s take you to the division of fractions with a few important scenarios and examples.
In this module, you learnt what fractions and decimals are and that they can be interpreted in terms of one another. You also learnt about the various mathematical situations that you have to face and how to solve them using multiplication, division, and reciprocation. These basics about fractions and decimals can help you solve further critical calculations with ease and expertise.