A fraction where the denominator (the bottom number) is a power of ten (such as 10, 100, 1000, etc).

A decimal fraction can be rewritten as a decimal number (with a decimal point and no denominator), which make it easier to do calculations like addition and multiplication.

Examples:

7/10 is a decimal fraction and it can be shown as 0.7

43/100 is a decimal fraction and it can be shown as 0.43

51/1000 is a decimal fraction and it can be shown as 0.051

More examples (interactive):

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