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A fraction with the denominator power of 10 (like 10, 100, 1000 etc.) is called decimal. It is expressed as a number using a point called decimal point. Decimal consist of two parts which are separated by a decimal point.

**Integral Part**

The part which is left to the decimal point is called integral part or whole number part. For example, in the decimal 896.3, 896 is the integral part.

**Decimal Part**

The part which is right to the decimal point is called fractional part or decimal part. For example: 45.683 is a decimal number in which 683 is fractional part or decimal part.

**Note:** Decimal part read as separately one by one like 35.721 is read as thirty five point seven, two, one not as thirty five point seven hundred twenty one.

**Decimal Place Value Chart**

Thousands (Th)1000 | Hundreds (H) 100 | Tens (T) 10 | Ones (0) 1 | Decimal point | Tenths (T) \[\frac{1}{10}\] | Hundredths (H) \[\frac{1}{100}\] | Thousandths (Th) \[\frac{1}{1000}\] |

3 | 1 | 5 | . | 1 | 6 | 2 |

The decimal 315.162 has 3 hundreds, 1 tens, 5 ones, 1 tenths, 6 hundredths, and 2 thousandths.

**Note:** 1 tenths \[=\frac{1}{10}\] (one part out of ten parts), 1 hundredths \[=\frac{1}{100}\] (one part out of hundred parts), 1 thousandths\[=\frac{1}{1000}\] (one part out of thousand parts).

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