Posted by **Ashley** on Thursday, April 24, 2008 at 10:35pm.

What is the simplest way of defining the phrase "decimal fractions?" A simple definition for my 4th grade class. Thanks alot.

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**Writeacher**, Thursday, April 24, 2008 at 10:38pm
Does this help?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decimal

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**Susan B.**, Thursday, April 24, 2008 at 10:42pm
I did see this definition but I was looking for something that gave a better explanation.

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**Reiny**, Thursday, April 24, 2008 at 11:37pm
If I recall we use to define a "decimal fraction" as a fraction where the denominator is a power of 10

e.g .45 = 45/100 = 45/10^2

e.g. 0.00567 = 567/100000 = 567/10^5

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**Unknown**, Monday, November 15, 2010 at 2:04pm
What's a decimal fraction

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**angel**, Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 10:33pm
i need help............... explaning decimals

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