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Exercise 8.1
Question 1
Write the following as numbers in the given table.
(a)
(b)
Hundreds (100)

Tens
(10)

Ones
(1)

Tenths










Answer
One block divided into 10 equal parts means each part is 1/10 (onetenth) of a unit. It can be written as 0.1 in decimal notation. One block divided into 100 equal parts means each part is (1/100) onehundredth of a unit.
Hundreds (100)

Tens
(10)

Ones
(1)

Tenths

0

3

1

2

1

1

0

4

Question 2
Write the following decimals in the place value table.
(a) 19.4
(b) 0.3
(c) 10.6
(d) 205.9
Answer

Hundreds

Tens

Ones

Tenths

a)

0

1

9

4

b)

0

0

0

3

c)

0

1

0

6

d)

2

0

5

9

Question 3
Write each of the following as decimals:
(a) Seventenths
(b) Two tens and ninetenths
(c) Fourteenpoint six
(d) One hundred and two ones
(e) Sixhundredpoint eight
Answer
a) Seventenths
=7/10 =.7
b) Two tens and nine tenths = 20 + 9/10 =20 +.9=20.9
c) Fourteen point six = 14.6
d) One hundred and two ones = 100 + 2 = 102
e) Six hundred point eight = 600.8
Question 4
Write each of the following as decimals:
(a) 5/10
(b)
(c)
(d)
(e) 88/10
(f)
(g) 3/2
(h) 2/5
(i) 12/5
(j)
(k)
Answer
a)

5/10

There are 5 tenths in the number

.5

b)


There are 3 ones and 7 tenths
3+.7

3.7

c)


There are 2 hundred ,6 tens,5 ones and 1 tenth
200+60+5+.1

265.1

d)


There are 7 tens, 0 ones and 8 tenths in the number

70.8

e)

88/10

Here the numerator is bigger than denominator, so converting into mixed fraction we get
8 + 8/10

8.8

f)


4 + 2/10

4.2

g)

3/2

For writing in decimal notation, the denominator of the fraction should be 10. So, we make an equivalent fraction as,
3/2 = 15/10
Here the numerator is bigger than denominator, so converting into mixed fraction we get
1 + 5/10

1.5

h)

2/5

For writing in decimal notation, the denominator of the fraction should be 10. So, we make an equivalent fraction as,
2/5 = 4/10

.4

i)

12/5

For writing in decimal notation, the denominator of the fraction should be 10. So, we make an equivalent fraction as,
12/5 = 24/10
Here the numerator is bigger than denominator, so converting into mixed fraction we get
2 + 4/10

2.4

j)


3 + 3/5
=3 + 6/10

3.6

k)


4+ ½= 4 + 5/10

4.5

Question 5
Write the following decimals as fractions. Reduce the fractions to lowest form.
(a) 0.6
(b) 2.5
(c) 1.0
(d) 3.8
(e) 13.7
(f) 21.2
(g) 6.4
Answer
a)

.6

6/10= 3/5

b)

2.5

25/10 = 5/2

c)

1.0

1

d)

3.8

38/10=19/5

e)

13.7

137/10

f)

21.2

212/10= 106/5

g)

6.4

64/10= 32/5

Question 6
Express the following as cm using decimals.
(a) 2 mm
(b) 30 mm
(c) 116 mm
(d) 4 cm 2 mm
(e) 162 mm
(f) 83 mm
Answer
We know that 10 mm =1 cm i.e. 1 mm is 1/10 of centimeter
a) 2 mm = 2/10 cm = .2 cm
b) 30mm = 30/10 cm = 3 cm
c) 116 mm= 116/10 cm = 11.6 cm
d) 4 cm 2 mm= (4 + 2/10) cm = 4.2 cm
e) 162 mm = 162/10 cm = 16.2 cm
f) 83 mm = 83/10 cm = 8.3 cm
Question 7
Between which two whole numbers on the number line are the given numbers lie? Which of these whole numbers is nearer the number?
(a) 0.8
(b) 5.1
(c) 2.6
(d) 6.4
(e) 9.1
(f) 4.9
Answer
a) 0.8 = 0 + 8/10
So, it lies between 0 and 1 and is nearer to 1.
b) 5.1 = 5 + 1/10
So, it lies between 5 and 6 and is nearer to 5.
c) 2.6 = 2 + 6/10
So, it lies between 2 and 3 and is nearer to 3.
d) 6.4 = 6 + 4/10
So, it lies between 6 and 7 and is nearer to 6.
e) 9.1 = 9 + 1/10
So, it lies between 9 and 10 and is nearer to 9.
f) 4.9 = 4 + 9/10
So, it lies between 4 and 5 and is nearer to 5.
Question 8
Show the following numbers on the number line.
(a) 0.2
(b) 1.9
(c) 1.1
(d) 2.5
Answer
a) 0.2 lies between 0 and 1. There are 2 tenths in it. Divide the unit length into 10 equal parts and 0.2 represents the 2
^{nd} part.
b) 1.9 lies between 1 and 2. There are 9 tenths in it. 1.9 represents the ninth part after 1.
c) 1.1 lies between 1 and 2. There are 1 tenth in it. 1.1 represents the first part after 1.
d) 2.5 lies between 2 and 3. There are 5 tenths in it. 2.5 represents the fifth part after 2.
Question 9
Write the decimal number represented by the points A, B, C, D on the given number line?
Answer
Each interval is divided in ten equal parts and we can just count the part to get the value
a)

A

A represents the 8^{th} equal part between 0 and 1. So, A is 0.8.

b)

B

B represents the 3^{rd} equal part between 1 and 2. So, B is 1.3

c)

C

C represents the 2^{nd} equal part between 2 and 3 and hence is the number 2.2

d)

D

D is 2.9, the 9^{th} equal part between 2 and 3.

Question 10
(a) The length of Ramesh’s notebook is 9 cm 5 mm. What will be its length in cm?
(b) The length of a young gram plant is 65 mm. Express its length in cm.
Answer
We know that 10 mm =1 cm i.e. 1 mm is 1/10 of centimeter
a) length= 9cm5mm = 9 + 5/10= 9.5 cm
b) length= 65mm =65/10= 6.5 cm
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