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Adding and subtracting decimals

by Valeria
(Phoenix )

Adding and subtracting decimals is similar to adding and subtracting whole numbers.

Just be sure to line up the terms so that all the decimal points are in a vertical line.

What is 3.4 + 0.972?

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Feb 07, 2013
by: Staff


Think about how you add whole numbers.

For example

3254 + 504

Add Whole Numbers

The process you are actually using is this:

Add Whole Numbers in expanded form

Decimal addition works the same way

Add Decimals in Expanded Form

Thanks for writing.


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