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## Decimal Place Values Calculator

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INTRO

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A decimal is a number that has a whole part and decimal part that are separated by a decimal point. or explore our and sections to learn more about decimals and test your understanding.

Each digit in a decimal number has a place value, which tells us how big or small a digit in a decimal number is based on its distance and direction from the decimal point.

As we move from the place value gets divided by $10$.In order to better understand decimals and place values, let’s imagine that we have a cash register that only has bills and coins that are powers of $10$.Let’s say we needed to give a customer $$12.85$ of change using the fewest bills and coins possible. How many of each bill and coin would we need to give them?

$12.85$

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KEY STEPS

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## How to Read and Understand Decimals

### Step 1. Identify the value of the whole part.

This is like the number of dollars.

### Step 2. Add an "and" to represent the decimal point.

### Step 3. Identify the value of the decimal part.

This is like the number of cents.

LESSON

— Reading and Understanding Decimals

PRACTICE

— Reading and Understanding Decimals

CONCLUSION

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