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# MATHEMATICS - FORM 1

DECIMALS

## 1. A decimal is a fraction in which the denominator

is 10 or a power of 10.
For example :-

## 2. The decimal point ( the dot ) separates

the whole number from its fractional part.
A number written with a decimal point is
known as a decimal.
For example:-

## 3. The number of digits after the decimal point

is the same as the number of zeros in the
denominator.
For example:-

## A) Representing Decimals with Diagrams

Decimals can be represented with diagrams.

For example :1
10

3
100

9
1 000

Worked Example

## Write a decimal to represent the shaded

area in the diagram above.
Solution
The shaded area is 3 .
10
Therefore, the decimal is 0. 3.

## C) Conversion of Fractions into Decimals

and vice versa
1. A fraction in which the denominator is
10 or a power if 10 can be converted to a
decimal mentally.
Worked Example
Express the following as decimals.
(a) 7
10
(b) 52

(c) 138
1 000

100
Solution

Worked Example
Change the following into fractions with
denominators of 10 or powers of 10.
(a) 0.6

(b) 0.55

(c) 0.374

Solution

## 2. A fraction can also be converted to a

decimal by dividing the numerator by
the denominator.
3. Mixed numbers can also be expressed
as decimals.

Worked Example
Express the following fractions as decimals.
(a) 3
4

(b) 7 2
5

Solution

Worked Example

(a) 1 14
100
Solution

(b) 4 5
20

Worked Example

numbers.
(a) 3. 6

## (b) 11. 025

Solution
(a) 3. 6 = 3 + 0. 6
=3+6
10
=36
10

## PLACE VALUE AND DIGIT VALUE

IN DECIMALS
A) Place Value and Digit Value
1. Each digit in a decimal has its own
place value and digit value.

## Look at the decimal 8.235 below.

Worked Example
State the place value and digit value
of the underlined digit in each of the
(a) 13.46

(b) 7.095

Solution
(a) Tenths ; 0.4
(b) Thousandths ; 0.005
2. Decimal places are the number of
places occupied by the digits after
the decimal point.
For example :(a) 0.3
1 decimal place
(b) 0.06

2 decimal places
(c) 3.152
3 decimal places
(d) 9.7420
4 decimal places

## B) Representing Decimals on Number Lines

A decimal can be represented on a number line.
For example :-

Worked Example

## State the decimal represented by each

of the letters on the number line above.
Solution

## One part = 4.95 - 4.80

= 0.15
F = 4.95 + 0.15 + 0.15
= 5.25
G = 5.25 + 0.15
= 5.40
Therefore, F = 5.25 and G = 5.40.

## C) Comparing Two Decimals

When comparing two decimals, arrange the
digits of the decimals according to their place
values and then compare their digit values
from left to right.
Worked Example
Which is greater, 24.853 or 24.832
Solution
Arrange the decimals as shown below.

## At the place value of hundredths, 5 is larger than 3.

Therefore, 24.853 is greater than 24.832.
Worked Example
Fill in each box with ' >' or ' <'.

Solution

D) Order of Decimals
We can arrange decimals in increasing or
decreasing order according to their values.
Worked Example
Arrange 7.1, 6.4, 6.83, 6.81 in decreasing order.
Solution

Worked Example

4
Solution

## E) Rounding Off Decimals.

A Decimal can be rounded off to a whole number
or certain decimal places. The rules for rounding
off decimals are as follows.
(a) Look at the digit to the right of the digit that
is to be rounded off.
(b) If the digit is more than or equal to 5, add 1
to the digit that is to be rounded off and ignore
the rest of the digits after it.
(c) If the digit is less than 5, maintain the digit
that is to be rounded off and ignore the rest of
the digits after it.
Worked Example

## Round off 8.3752 correct to

(a) 1 decimal place,
(b) 2 decimal places,
(c) 3 decimal places.
Solution

Worked Example
Round off the following decimals to the
nearest whole numbers.
(a) 8.6168
(b) 30.324
Solution

(c) 352.84

OF DECIMALS
1. Decimals are added and subtracted in
the same way as whole numbers.
2. When two decimals are added together
or subtracted from each other, the decimal points must be placed directly one
below the other and the digits written in
the correct place value columns.
Worked Example
Calculate
(a) 0.382 + 4.264 (b) 5 + 8.8
Solution

Worked Example
Calculate
(a) 34.2 + 26.73 + 9.985
(b) 9.25 + 54 + 17.631
Solution

## B) Problem Solving involving

Worked Example
Salman is 1.75 m tall and Arjun is 0.19 m
taller than Salman. How tall is Arjun.
Solution
1. Understand the problem

Given information :
Salman's height = 1.75 m
Arjun is taller than Salman by 0.19 m
Find : Height of Arjun
2. Devise a plan
3. Carry out the plan
Arjun's height
= Salman's height + 0.19 m
1.75 m + 0.19 m = 1.94 m
1.75
+0.19
1.94
Therefore, Arjun is 1.94 m tall.
4. Check
1.94
- 1.75
0 . 1 9 ( The difference )
Worked Example
Dewi collected 21.10 litres of latex on
Monday, 26 litres on Tuesday and
23.906 litres on Wednesday. Find the
total amount of latex collected.
Solution

## The total amount of latex collected was

69.906 litres.
C) Subtraction of Decimal
Worked Example
Calculate
(a) 0.85 - 0.35
(b) 83 - 26.421
Solution

Worked Example
Calculate
(a) 57.3 - 35.82 - 2.346
(b) 81 - 24.907 - 7.5
Solution

## D) Problem Solving involving

Subtraction of Decimals
Worked Example
Suziela weighs 52.03 kg and Azman weighs 60.4
kg. Find the difference in their body mass.
Solution
1. Understand the problem
Given information :
Suziela's mass = 52.03 kg
Azman's mass = 60.4 kg
Find : Difference in their body mass
2. Devise a plan
Use subtraction.
3. Carry out the plan
60.4 kg - 52.03 kg

## Therefore, the difference in their body

mass is 8.37 kg.
4. Check

52.03
+ 8.37
60.40
Worked Example
Zaiton bought 6.3 m of cloth. She used 2.15 m
to make a shirt and 3.28 m to make a pair of
pants. How much of the cloth remained ?
Solution
6.3 m - 2.15 m - 3.28 m = 0.87 m

## MULTIPLICATION AND DIVISION OF DECIMALS

A) Multiplication of Decimals
i - Generel multiplication of decimals
1. To find the product of decimals, multiply the
numbers in the same way as for whole numbers first. Then, put in the decimal point.
2.The number of decimal places in the answer
must correspond to the total number of decimal
places in the decimals being multiplied.
Worked Example
Calculate
(a) 0.73 x 0.7
Solution

## ii) Multiplying a decimal by a power of 10

When multiplying a decimal by 10, 100,
1 000, ect., we move the decimal point 1,
2, 3, ect. places respectively to the right.
Worked Example
Calculate
(a) 1.42

(c) 0.8

(b) 6.973

( d) 0.0032

Solution

## 0.1, 0.01, 0.001, ect., we move the decimal

point 1, 2, 3, ect. Place respectively to the
left.
Worked Example
Calculate
(a) 24.8 x 0.1,
(b) 53.62 x 0.01,
(c) 21.73 x 0.001
Solution

Worked Example
Calculate 0.38 x 0.7 x 0.5.
Solution

## B) Problem Solving involving Multiplication

of Decimals
Worked Example
Dalina needs 0.95 kg of flour to make a cake.
How much flour is needed to make 8 cakes ?
Solution
1. Understand the problem
Given information :
Amount of flour to make 1 cake = 0.95
Find : Amount of flour to make 8 cakes
2. Devise a plan
Use multiplication.
3. Carry out the plan
8 x 0.95 kg = 7.60
x

0.95
8
7.60

8 cakes.
4. Check

## Multiply again to verify the answer.

Worked Example
A apple costs RM0.70. The price of a jackfruit
is 4.8 times the price of the apple. What is the
cost of 5 jackfruits ?
Solution
Cost of a apple = RM0.70
Cost of a jackfruit = 4.8 x RM0.70
Cost of 6 jackfruits = 5 x 4.8 x 0.70
= RM16.80
0.70
4.8
560
2 8 0__
3.360
x

3.36
5
16.80

## Therefore, the cost of 6 jackfruits is RM16.80.

C) Division of Decimals
i - Dividing a whole number or a decimal by
10 or a power of 10
When a whole number or a decimal is divided
by 10, 100, 1 000,... the decimal point is moved
1, 2, 3,,... places respectively to the left.
Worked Example
Calculate
(a) 5 10,
Solution

Worked Example
Calculate
(a) 0.7 10,

Solution

## ii - Dividing a whole number by a whole number

Worked Example
Calculate 35 4
Solution

Therefore, 35 4 = 8.75
Worked Example
to 4 decimal places.
Solution

Therefore, 8 3 = 2. 66666...
= 2. 6667 ( 4 d.p )
iii - Dividing a decimal by a whole number
and vice versa
1. Dividing a decimal by a whole number
is equal sharing.
Worked Example
Find the value of each of the following.
(a) 38.4 4

(b) 0.22 22
Solution

## 2. When dividing a whole number by a decimal,

convert the divisor to a whole number first by
moving its decimal point to the right.
Worked Example
Find the value of each of the following.
(a) 6 0.2
(b) 33
0.11
Solution

## iv - Dividing a decimal by a decimal

When dividing a decimal by a decimal, use the
idea of equivalent fractions to convert the divisor
to a whole number. Shift the decimal points the
same number of places in the dividend and divisor to make the divisor a whole number.
Worked Example
Find the value of each of the following.
(a) 5.52 0.6
(b) 0.072
0.8
Solution

## v - Dividing a decimal by a fraction and vice versa

When dividing a decximal by a fraction,
change the operation from division to
multiplication and invert the fraction at
the same time.
Worked Example
Find the value of each of the following.
(a) 3.72 3
4
Solution

## D) Problem Solving involving

Division of Decimals
Worked Example
Akmal buys 6 tickets for a circus show
costing RM85.80. How much does each
ticket cost ?
Solution
1. Understand the problem
Given information :
Number of tickets bought = 6
Cost of 6 tickets = RM 85.80
Find : Cost of 1 tickets
2. Devise a plan
Use division
3. Carry out the plan
RM85.80 6 = RM14.30

## Therefore, the cost of 1 ticket is RM14.30.

4. Check
x

14.30
6
85.80

COMBINED OPERATIONS
OF +, -, x, OF DECIMALS
and Subtraction
Worked Example
Find the value of each of the following.
(a) 7.41 + 6.35 - 10.02
(b) 8.41 - 31 + 2.07
4
Solution

## B) Problem Solving involving Addition

and Subtraction
Worked Example
A vessel weighing 0.98 kg contains 25.8
kg of rice. If 10.5 kg of the rice is used,
find the total mass of the vessel with the
remaining rice.
Solution
1. Understand the problem
Given information :
Mass of vessel = 0.98 kg

## Mass of rice = 25.8 kg

Mass of rice used = 10.5 kg
Find : Mass of the vessel and remaining rice
2. Devise a plan
3. Carry out the plan
0.98 + 25.8 - 10.5
= 26.78 - 10.5
= 16. 28
0.96
+ 2 5 . 8__
26.78
- 1 0 . 5__
16.28
Therefore, the total mass of the vessel
and remaining rice is 16.28 kg.

C) Combined Operations of
Multiplication and Division
Worked Example
Calculate each of the following.
(a) 4.6 x 0.8 1.6
Solution

Worked Example
Calculate each of the following.
(a) 7 x 0 . 9 4
5

Solution
(a) 7 x 0 . 9 4
5
= 6. 3 4 ( Invert the fraction. )
5
= 6. 3 x 5
4
= 31. 5 4
= 7. 875

## D) Problem Solving involving

Multiplication and Division
Worked Example
A shopkeeper buys 5 sacks of sugar
each weighing 64.2 kg. If he packs
the sugar into plastic bags of 11 kg

2
each, how many bags are required ?
Solution
1. Understand the problem
Given information :
Mass of a sack of sugar = 64.2 kg
5 sacks of sugar are packed into
plastic bags of 11 kg.
Find : Number of plastic bags required
2. Devise a plan
Perform multiplication followed by
division.
3. Carry out the plan

5 x 64. 2 11
2
= 5 x 64. 2 3
2
= 192. 6 3
2
= 192. 6 x 2
3
= 385. 2 3
= 128. 4
4. Check
3 x 128. 4 = 192.6
2
192. 6 3
= 64. 2
Worked Example
Amy bought 20 eggs costing RM3. 80.
Lissa bought 35 of those eggs. How
much did Lissa pay ?
Solution
Cost of 20 eggs = RM3.80
Cost of 35 eggs
= 3.80 20 x 35
= 0.19 x 35
= 6.65

## E) Combined Operations of Addition,

Subtraction, Multiplication and Division
Worked Example
Calculate each of the following.
(a) 12. 5 - 0. 26 x 2. 6
(b) 3. 2 x 4 - 10. 4 4
(c) 5. 12 - 2. 8 1
4
Solution