Decimal fraction - Definition and examples

A decimal fraction is a fraction with a denominator of ten or a power of ten.

A decimal fraction is usually written with a decimal point.

Decimal fraction
Decimal fraction

Other examples of decimal fractions are 5/10, 8/100,  and 40/10

5/10 = 0.5

8/100 = 0.08

45/1000 = 0.045

0.08 is a decimal fraction. Similarly, 8/100 is also a decimal fraction.

The use of the word 'fraction' in 'decimal fraction' does not mean that we have to write the decimal fraction as 8/100.

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