# Decimal Fraction

### Decimal Fraction

1. Decimal Fractions:Fractions in which denominators are powers of 10 are known as decimal fractions.

 Thus, 1 = 1 tenth = .1; 1 = 1 hundredth = .01; 10 100

 99 = 99 hundredths = .99; 7 = 7 thousandths = .007, etc.; 100 1000

2. Conversion of a Decimal into Vulgar Fraction:Put 1 in the denominator under the decimal point and annex with it as many zeros as is the number of digits after the decimal point. Now, remove the decimal point and reduce the fraction to its lowest terms.

 Thus, 0.25 = 25 = 1 ;       2.008 = 2008 = 251 . 100 4 1000 125

3. Annexing Zeros and Removing Decimal Signs:Annexing zeros to the extreme right of a decimal fraction does not change its value. Thus, 0.8 = 0.80 = 0.800, etc.

If numerator and denominator of a fraction contain the same number of decimal places, then we remove the decimal sign.

 Thus, 1.84 = 184 = 8 . 2.99 299 13

4. Operations on Decimal Fractions:

1. Addition and Subtraction of Decimal Fractions: The given numbers are so placed under each other that the decimal points lie in one column. The numbers so arranged can now be added or subtracted in the usual way.

2. Multiplication of a Decimal Fraction By a Power of 10: Shift the decimal point to the right by as many places as is the power of 10.Thus, 5.9632 x 100 = 596.32;   0.073 x 10000 = 730.

3. Multiplication of Decimal Fractions: Multiply the given numbers considering them without decimal point. Now, in the product, the decimal point is marked off to obtain as many places of decimal as is the sum of the number of decimal places in the given numbers.Suppose we have to find the product (.2 x 0.02 x .002).

Now, 2 x 2 x 2 = 8. Sum of decimal places = (1 + 2 + 3) = 6. .2 x .02 x .002 = .000008

4. Dividing a Decimal Fraction By a Counting Number: Divide the given number without considering the decimal point, by the given counting number. Now, in the quotient, put the decimal point to give as many places of decimal as there are in the dividend.Suppose we have to find the quotient (0.0204 Ã· 17). Now, 204 Ã· 17 = 12.

Dividend contains 4 places of decimal. So, 0.0204 Ã· 17 = 0.0012

5. Dividing a Decimal Fraction By a Decimal Fraction: Multiply both the dividend and the divisor by a suitable power of 10 to make divisor a whole number.Now, proceed as above.

 Thus, 0.00066 = 0.00066 x 100 = 0.066 = .006 0.11 0.11 x 100 11

5. Comparison of Fractions:Suppose some fractions are to be arranged in ascending or descending order of magnitude, then convert each one of the given fractions in the decimal form, and arrange them accordingly.

 Let us to arrange the fractions 3 , 6 and 7 in descending order. 5 7 9

 Now, 3 = 0.6, 6 = 0.857, 7 = 0.777… 5 7 9

 Since, 0.857 > 0.777… > 0.6. So, 6 > 7 > 3 . 7 9 5

6. Recurring Decimal:If in a decimal fraction, a figure or a set of figures is repeated continuously, then such a number is called a recurring decimal.

n a recurring decimal, if a single figure is repeated, then it is expressed by putting a dot on it. If a set of figures is repeated, it is expressed by putting a bar on the set.

 Thus, 1 = 0.333… = 0.3; 22 = 3.142857142857…. = 3.142857. 3 7

Pure Recurring Decimal: A decimal fraction, in which all the figures after the decimal point are repeated, is called a pure recurring decimal.

Converting a Pure Recurring Decimal into Vulgar Fraction: Write the repeated figures only once in the numerator and take as many nines in the denominator as is the number of repeating figures.

 Thus, 0.5 = 5 ; 0.53 = 53 ; 0.067 = 67 , etc. 9 99 999

Mixed Recurring Decimal: A decimal fraction in which some figures do not repeat and some of them are repeated, is called a mixed recurring decimal.

Eg. 0.1733333.. = 0.173.

Converting a Mixed Recurring Decimal Into Vulgar Fraction: In the numerator, take the difference between the number formed by all the digits after decimal point (taking repeated digits only once) and that formed by the digits which are not repeated. In the denominator, take the number formed by as many nines as there are repeating digits followed by as many zeros as is the number of non-repeating digits.

 Thus, 0.16 = 16 – 1 = 15 = 1 ;   0.2273 = 2273 – 22 = 2251 . 90 90 6 9900 9900

7. Some Basic Formulae:

1. (a + b)(ab) = (a2b2)

2. (a + b)2 = (a2 + b2 + 2ab)

3. (ab)2 = (a2 + b2 – 2ab)

4. (a + b + c)2 = a2 + b2 + c2 + 2(ab + bc + ca)

5. (a3 + b3) = (a + b)(a2ab + b2)

6. (a3b3) = (ab)(a2 + ab + b2)

7. (a3 + b3 + c3 – 3abc) = (a + b + c)(a2 + b2 + c2abbcac)

8. When a + b + c = 0, then a3 + b3 + c3 = 3abc.

1

 Evaluate : (2.39)2 – (1.61)2 2.39 – 1.61
 A. 2 B. 4 C. 6 D. 8

Explanation:

 Given Expression = a2 – b2 = (a + b)(a – b) = (a + b) = (2.39 + 1.61) = 4. a – b (a – b)

2.

What decimal of an hour is a second ?
 A. 0.0025 B. 0.0256 C. 0.00027 D. 0.000126

Explanation:

 Required decimal = 1 = 1 = .00027 60 x 60 3600

3.

 The value of (0.96)3 – (0.1)3 is: (0.96)2 + 0.096 + (0.1)2
 A. 0.86 B. 0.95 C. 0.97 D. 1.06

Explanation:

Given expression

 = (0.96)3 – (0.1)3 (0.96)2 + (0.96 x 0.1) + (0.1)2

 = a3 – b3 a2 + ab + b2

 = (a – b) = (0.96 – 0.1) = 0.86

4.

 The value of 0.1 x 0.1 x 0.1 + 0.02 x 0.02 x 0.02 is: 0.2 x 0.2 x 0.2 + 0.04 x 0.04 x 0.04
 A. 0.0125 B. 0.125 C. 0.25 D. 0.5

Explanation:

 Given expression = (0.1)3 + (0.02)3 = 1 = 0.125 23 [(0.1)3 + (0.02)3] 8

5.

If 2994 ÷ 14.5 = 172, then 29.94 ÷ 1.45 = ?
 A. 0.172 B. 1.72 C. 17.2 D. 172

nswer: Option C

Explanation:

 29.94 = 299.4 1.45 14.5

 = 2994 x 1 [ Here, Substitute 172 in the place of 2994/14.5 ] 14.5 10

 = 172 10

= 17.2

6.

When 0.232323….. is converted into a fraction, then the result is:
A.
 1 5
B.
 2 9
C.
 23 99
D.
 23 100

Explanation:

 0.232323… = 0.23 = 23 99

7.

 .009 = .01 ?
 A. 0.0009 B. 0.09 C. 0.9 D. 9

Explanation:

 Let 0.009 = .01;     Then x = .009 = .9 = .9 x 0.01 1

8.

The expression (11.98 x 11.98 + 11.98 x x + 0.02 x 0.02) will be a perfect square for xequal to:
 A. 0.02 B. 0.2 C. 0.04 D. 0.4

Explanation:

Given expression = (11.98)2 + (0.02)2 + 11.98 x x.

For the given expression to be a perfect square, we must have

11.98 x x = 2 x 11.98 x 0.02 or x   = 0.04

9.

 (0.1667)(0.8333)(0.3333) is approximately equal to: (0.2222)(0.6667)(0.1250)
 A. 2 B. 2.4 C. 2.43 D. 2.5

Explanation:

Given expression

 = (0.3333) x (0.1667)(0.8333) (0.2222) (0.6667)(0.1250)

= 3333 x

 1 x 5 6 6

2222

 2 x 125 3 1000

 = 3 x 1 x 5 x 3 x 8 2 6 6 2

 = 5 2

= 2.50

10.

3889 + 12.952 – ? = 3854.002
 A. 47.095 B. 47.752 C. 47.932 D. 47.95

Explanation:

Let 3889 + 12.952 – x = 3854.002.

Then x = (3889 + 12.952) – 3854.002

= 3901.952 – 3854.002

= 47.95.

11

 If 144 = 14.4 , then the value of x is: 0.144 x
 A. 0.0144 B. 1.44 C. 14.4 D. 144

Explanation:

 144 = 14.4 0.144 x 144 x 1000 = 14.4 144 x x = 14.4 = 0.0144 1000

12.

The price of commodity X increases by 40 paise every year, while the price of commodityY increases by 15 paise every year. If in 2001, the price of commodity X was Rs. 4.20 and that of Y was Rs. 6.30, in which year commodity X will cost 40 paise more than the commodity Y ?
 A. 2010 B. 2011 C. 2012 D. 2013

Explanation:

Suppose commodity X will cost 40 paise more than Y after z years.

Then, (4.20 + 0.40z) – (6.30 + 0.15z) = 0.40 0.25z = 0.40 + 2.10 z = 2.5 = 250 = 10. 0.25 25 X will cost 40 paise more than Y 10 years after 2001 i.e., 2011.

13.

 Which of the following fractions is greater than 3 and less than 5 ? 4 6
A.
 1 2
B.
 2 3
C.
 4 5
D.
 9 10

Explanation:

 3 = 0.75, 5 = 0.833, 1 = 0.5, 2 = 0.66, 4 = 0.8, 9 = 0.9. 4 6 2 3 5 10

Clearly, 0.8 lies between 0.75 and 0.833. 4 lies between 3 and 5 . 5 4 6

14.

The rational number for recurring decimal 0.125125…. is:
A.
 63 487
B.
 119 993
C.
 125 999
D. None of these

Explanation:

 0.125125… = 0.125 = 125 999

15.

617 + 6.017 + 0.617 + 6.0017 = ?
 A. 6.2963 B. 62.965 C. 629.636 D. None of these

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