In this lesson you will learn more about decimals.
You will practice how to determine the place value of the digits within the decimal and why it is important to understand the place value of each digit when converting decimals to percent.
For example, does 0.1 represent 10% or 1%? Why? You would need to multiply 0.1 by 100 to find the percent equivalent of this decimal, which results in 10%. It is easy to multiply any decimal by 100, since all you have to do is just move a decimal point 2 digits to the right of the original position.
In this lesson you will also learn how to compare decimals and how to multiply decimals.
When multiplying a natural number by a decimal, ignore the decimal and multiply the two numbers as natural numbers, then put a decimal point in the same place value as it was in the original decimal (tenths, hundredths, etc.).