This is the second of our easy quizzes on decimal numbers. It may sound complicated, but the word ‘decimal’ simply means using tenths, hundredths, thousandths etc. to represent fractions. Tens, hundreds and thousands are shown before the decimal point, whilst tenths, hundredths and thousandths are shown after it.
Decimal numbers are easy, once you get the hang of them! Let’s take some fractions: a half, a quarter and a third. To represent these as decimals, simply divide the number at the top of the fraction by the number at the bottom. So, a half = 1 ÷ 2 = 0.5, a quarter = 1 ÷ 4 = 0.25 and a third = 1 ÷ 3 = 0.333.
Once you’ve mastered this quiz, and the other easy ones on decimal numbers, then why not move up a level to our medium quizzes? The more you practice using decimals, the sooner you will be confident with them.