and Unlike Decimals
decimals are the decimals having equal number of decimal places.
fraction having equal number of digits on the right side of decimal point is
known as like decimals.
Example: 3.8, 12.4, 786.1 are like decimals.
decimals are the decimals having unequal number of decimal places.
fraction having unequal number of digits on the right side of decimal point is
known as unlike decimals.
Example: 7.8, 52.04, 306.100 are unlike decimals.
places are the number of digits that decimal part of the decimal fraction/decimal
have 2 decimal places.
have 3 decimal places.
Converting Unlike Decimals into Like Decimals
Steps to Convert Unlike to Like Decimals
Step1: Find the decimal fraction with greatest numbers of
Step2: Now, make
other given decimal fractions/ decimal numbers with same number of decimal
places by adding zeroes to the right of last digit of decimal part so that each
decimal fraction has decimal places equal to the greatest number of decimal
zero on the extreme right of the digit of decimal part does not alter the value
of decimal number. So, we can convert unlike decimals to like decimal by
putting zero on the extreme right of the digit of decimal part of the decimal
Convert the decimal number 15.6, 4.76 and 13.234 into like decimals.
15.6 has one decimal place.
4.76 has two decimal places.
13.234 has three decimal places.
greatest number of decimal places is three.
Now we will add zeroes to the extreme right of the last digit of decimal
part of each decimal number, so that each decimal number has 3 decimal places.
15.6 has 1 decimal place, we will add two 0 after 6 and so, 15.6 is
written as 15.600
4.76 has two decimal places, we will add one 0 after and so, 4.76 is
written as 4.760
13.234 already has three decimal places.
Now, 15.600, 4.760 and 13.234 are like decimals.