what is a decimal

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**decima**l is a fraction whose denominator can be expressed as 10 or some higher power of 10.

**Example:**

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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