Decimals are a method of writing fractional numbers without writing a fraction
having a numerator and denominator.
The fraction 7/10 could be written as the decimal 0.7. The period or decimal point
indicates that this is a decimal.
The decimal 0.7 could be pronounced as SEVEN TENTHS or as ZERO POINT SEVEN.
If a decimal is less than 1, place a zero before the decimal point. Write 0.7 not