a number that can have a period (or the character used as the decimal separator as set in the Control Panel) between the digits

a number that can have a period (or the character used as the decimal separator for your operating system and language) between the digits

a number that contains a Decimal Point You can learn about

a number that has a fractional section

a signed, fixed-point value consisting of an integral part and an optional fractional part

a number expressed inĀ base 10, such as 39.456.

any number written with a decimal point in the number. A decimal number falls between two whole numbers (e.g., 1.5 falls between 1 and 2). Decimal numbers smaller than 1 are sometimes called decimal fractions (e.g., five-tenths is written 0.5).

Any real number expressed in base 10 notation, such as 2.673.

A fraction where the denominator is a power of ten and is therefore expressed using a decimal point. For example: 0.37 is the decimal equivalent of 37/100.

A fractional number that is written using base ten notation. A mixed decimal number has a whole number part as well. Example: 0.28 is a decimal number and 3.9 is a mixed decimal number.

A number with one or more places to the right of a decimal point.