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Program Details
Air Time: 
10/01/2013 - 6:00am - 6:29am
Program Title: 
DECIMALS
Program Service: 
TV
Program URL: 
http://www.pbs.org/literacy/index.html
Long Description: 
This program addresses what decimals mean and how they used. Decimals to the left of decimal point are whole numbers, whereas those to the r ight are fractions. Features a bank teller discussing the importance o f decimals with money, and how an error of one decimal place can be co stly. Also featured are several instructors showing on a blackboard ho w to perform various functions, including changing fractions and perce nts to decimals. When reading a decimal, the place to the far right of the decimal point gives the fraction its name, e.g., tenths, hundredt hs, thousandths. The word "and" in a number denotes a value less than one. The comparative value of one decimal to another is determined by looking at the whole number from left to right. Dividing by a decimal involves moving the decimal point to the right the same number of plac es in both the divisor and the dividend so that both are whole numbers .