### Addition and Subtraction of Decimals

**Tags:**How to add and subtract decimal numbers, Steps to add and subtract decimal fraction, Addition and subtraction of decimals Worksheet PDF, Example of addition and subtraction of decimal numbers.### Addition and Subtraction of Decimals

**Steps to Add Decimals****Step1.**Change all decimal fractions/decimal numbers into like decimal fractions.**Step2:**Arrange all the decimal fractions in columns according to their place values in such a way that decimal points come in line.**Step3:**Now add.

Example: Add 3.1 and 0.48

**Step1:**Change into like decimal fractions.Here, the greatest number of decimal places is two.

3.1 has 1 decimal place, we will add one 0 after 1 and so, 3.1 is written as 3.10

0.48 already has two decimal places.

**Step2:**Arrange all the decimal fractions in columns according to their place values in such a way that decimal points come in line.**Steps to Subtract Decimals****Follow same steps as in addition**Example: Solve 8 – 2.34

**Step1:**Change into like decimal fractions.Here, the greatest number of decimal places is two.

8 has no decimal place, we will add two zero after putting decimal point and so, 8 is written as 8.00.

2.34 already has two decimal places.

**Step2:**Arrange all the decimal fractions in columns according to their place values in such a way that decimal points come in line.(write greater decimal fraction on the top)**Download to practice offline.**