Relationship between Fractions and Decimals
To introduce the concept of decimal
Take a rectangle and spit the rectangle into 10 equal parts
How will you represent each part of the above rectangle?
That is 1/10, 1/10 and so on, Shade 1 part of the rectangle.
Here 1 part is shaded out of 10 parts. Fractional representation is 1/10. It can be written in another way as 0.1 In 0.1 0 is called as the whole number part. 1 is called as the decimal part and “ “ is called as the decimal point which separates the unit place from tenth place.
The decimal number 0.1 is read as “ Zero tenth place”.
Able to convert the fraction to decimals and vice versa
To convert a fraction to a decimal, keep the point before the numerator as per the number of zeros in the denominator.
Convert the following decimals into fractions
i. 3.6 = 36/10
ii. 20.7= 207/10
iii. 18.9 = 189/10