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# Decimals

TermDefinition
Decimal A number that is written using the base-ten place value system. Each place value is ten times the place value to the right. Example: The decimal 2.15 represents 2 ones plus 1 tenth plus 5 hundredths, or two and fifteen hundredths.
Place Value The place value of each digit in a number depends on its position within the number. Example: In 521, 5 is in the hundreds place and has a value of 500.
Point A position in space represented with a dot.
Repeating Decimal A decimal that repeats a pattern of one or more digits. Example: 0.555 = 0.5 1.727272 = 1.72
Terminating Decimal A decimal that ends. A decimal that can be written as a fraction. Example: 1.5, 2.58, 100.1
Created by: Miss.Hankes