###### Asked in Percentages, Fractions, and Decimal Values

Percentages, Fractions, and Decimal Values

# When adding decimal values align the decimal points?

## Answer

###### Wiki User

###### June 17, 2015 11:54AM

Yes because it prevents making mistakes.

## Related Questions

###### Asked in Percentages, Fractions, and Decimal Values

### Why is it important to line up decimal?

It is irrelevant if multiplying or dividing decimal numbers. For
addition and subtraction it is not sufficient: you need to line up
the decimal points as well as the digits according to their place
values. If you intend to simply align the decimal points then you
may as well not bother. This is to ensure that addition or
subtraction is carried out for digits with the same place
value.

###### Asked in Percentages, Fractions, and Decimal Values

### How do you align decimals when multiplying?

You do not need to align decimal points when multipylng. You
multiply the two numbers ignoring the decimal point but ensuring
that any trailins 0s are present. The number of digits after the
decimal point in the answer is the sum of the number of digits
after the decimal points in the two multiplicands.

###### Asked in Microsoft Word, Percentages, Fractions, and Decimal Values

### What is a decimal tabs?

It is a tab that is used to align decimal points. When you set a
decimal tab and hit the tab key, as you type it will align numbers
around the decimal point. As soon as you type a decimal point, the
decimal point will stay fixed under the tab. It is particularly
handy when numbers have different amounts of decimal places.

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### Why do you need to line up the decimal points when subtracting?

It is not a matter of aligning the decimal points, but aligning
the place value columns so that the ones are under each other, the
tens are under each other, the tenths are under each other, etc
which is the proper way to subtract. As the decimal points are
between the ones and tenths columns, with those place value columns
aligned, the decimal points are aligned.
Aligning the decimal points is an easy way to remember to align
the place value columns, as with the decimal points aligned
all the place value columns are automatically aligned.

###### Asked in Math and Arithmetic

### Why do you line up decimals when do you add or subtract numbers?

You are lining up the place value columns, so that the tens are
under each other, the ones are under each other, the tenths are
under each other, the hundredths are under each other, etc so that
when you do the addition/subtraction you are adding/subtracting the
tens from the tens, the ones from the ones, the tenths from the
tenths, the hundredths from the hundredths, etc.
The easiest way to line up the place value columns is to align
the decimal points.
Remember that an empty place value column is the same as that
place value column containing a zero.
When adding/subtracting whole numbers align the numbers at their
right hand end. What you are doing is actually aligning the
"hidden" decimal points - the decimal point sits between the ones
place value column and the tenths place value column; when there is
no decimal part of a number, the decimal point (and trailing zeros)
are not written, so it is "hiding" after the last (ones) digit of
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