what is a decimal

A decimal is a fraction whose denominator can be expressed as 10 or some higher power of 10.
0.6, 3.57, 4.675 are some examples of decimal numbers.

Now, decimal point is the symbol used to separate the integer part of a decimal number from its fractional part.

For example: In the number 36.9, the point separates the 36 (the whole number part) from the 9 (the fractional part, which really means 9 tenths).
So 36.9 is 36 and nine tenths.

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