Decimals are a method of writing fractional numbers without writing a fraction
having a numerator and denominator.

The fraction 7/10 could be written as the decimal 0.7. The period or decimal point
indicates that this is a decimal.

The decimal 0.7 could be pronounced as ** SEVEN TENTHS ** or as ** ZERO POINT SEVEN**.

If a decimal is less than 1, place a zero before the decimal point. Write 0.7 not
.7