Equivalent Decimals - Definition with Examples

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What is an equivalent decimal? 
In algebra, equivalent decimals are two decimal numbers that are equivalent, that is, they represent the same value or amount.
 

Here, both the decimal numbers show the same amount of space taken.

Equivalent Decimals Same Value

  Fun Facts

  • Decimal fractions were first developed and used by the Chinese in the end of 4th century BC, and then spread to the Middle East and from there to Europe. 
 

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Instead of teaching equivalent decimals and then handing out practice worksheets to your children, ask them to find the equivalent decimals of the numbers you say or convert the fractions you say into equivalent decimals.
 

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