To read a decimal, say the number to the left of the decimal point as a whole number. Use the word "and" to indicate the decimal point. Read the number to the right of the decimal point as a whole number, ending with the... More »

To round a decimal, identify the place value you want to round, which is referred to as the rounding digit. Identify the number immediately to the right of the rounding digit. If the number immediately to the right of th... More »

Round a decimal to a specific place by looking at the digit to the immediate right. If that digit's value is less than five, the place value remains the same, but if it is five or greater, the place value increases by on... More »

Two-thirds in decimal format is 0.667 when rounded to three decimals. In reality, the decimal format of 2/3 is 0.666... The number is followed by an ellipses, to indicate that six repeats infinitely. More »

Two-thirds expressed as a decimal is 0.6, with a line over or under the six, indicating that the six repeats indefinitely, or as 0.666, which is accurate to three decimals. To convert a fraction to a decimal, divide the ... More »

One of the simplest ways to teach children the concept of decimals is to work with money, which is based on the decimal system. The dollar should represent the whole number, whereas different coins represent parts of the... More »

When rounding numbers with decimals, all digits to the right of the rounding digit are dropped. No further action is taken if the digits to the right of the rounding digit are 4 or less. If the dropped digit is 5 or grea... More »