decimal fraction


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decimal fraction

[¦des·məl ¦frak·shən]
(mathematics)
Any number written in the form: an integer followed by a decimal point followed by a (possibly infinite) string of digits.
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To find the base when the rate and percentage are given, reduce the rate either to a common fraction or to a decimal fraction.
Developmental structure in the understanding of common and decimal fractions.
Irecently read a research paper by Padberg (2002), in which the development of understanding associated with decimal fractions was studied.
Often children mistake a remainder after a division operation with the decimal fraction, for example remainder 3 is often translated as point 3 or one third and vice versa.
Shakespeare ruled out the use of decimal fractions to separate the winners and generously awarded TWO packages in what is only the second dead-heat in The SP's years of picking angling winners.
Talk to secondary school math teachers and they'll tell you, mostly off the record, that too many students who have not mastered elementary arithmetic (whole numbers, common fractions, decimal fractions, percents and their everyday applications) are being pushed into algebra and geometry, or integrated college-prep classes.
The manpower half of this exercise is usually stated in decimal fractions of a person, called an FTE (full-time equivalent).
An example of this type of fraud involved the alteration of a program to collect decimal fractions of financial transactions, such as half cents which are normally rounded up or down and ignored.
Kouba, Brown, Carpenter, Lindquist, Silver and Swafford (1988) remind us that students are not connecting common fractions to decimal fractions or to percents and ratios.
The utilization rates are expressed as decimal fractions.
23--or, in decimal fractions of a day, as astronomers like to time things, on Feb.