# Decimals

When writing measurements, we often use decimals.

The decimal number separates the "whole" number from the "parts" of the whole number.

__Demonstration:__

## 1)Length:

With Length, the decimal point can be used to separate the meters from centimeters.

1 meter = 100 centimeter

So 2.5 meters can also be read as 2 meters and 50 centimeters.

## 2) Money:

With Money, the decimal point can be used to separate Rupees from Paisa.

1 rupee = 100 paisa

So Rs. 35.5 can also be read as 35 rupees and 50 paisa.