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Vocabulary: Fraction, Decimal, Percent

Vocabulary · Decimal ­ a number written in the base-10 system. o · Usually "decimal" refers to a number that contains a decimal point.

Decimal point ­ a point that separates the ones place from tenths, hundredths, etc. o For example, the decimal 7.4 is seven and four tenths. The decimal 7.41 is seven and forty-one hundredths.


Equivalent ­ equal in value. o For example, one half.

1 is equivalent to 0.5 and 50% because all three quantities mean 2


Fraction ­ a number that shows the relationship between a part and a whole. o A fraction consists of a denominator (bottom number) and a numerator (top number).


Percent ­ a number expressed in relation to 100. o For example, 39% means 39 out of 100.


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