Note the following decimal numbers:
0.8 (reads "eight tenths"), ie .
0.65 (reads "sixty five hundredths"), ie .
5.36 (reads "five hundred and thirty six hundredths"), ie .
0.047 (reads "forty seven thousandths"), ie
Then check that:
|A decimal number is equal to the fraction obtained by writing to numerator the number without comma and giving denominator the unit followed by as many zeros as the decimal places.|
Transformation of decimal fraction to decimal number
Note the following equality between decimal fractions and decimal numbers:
We can then conclude that:
|To convert a decimal fraction to a decimal number, simply give the numerator as many decimal places as the denominator zeros.|