Review Topics for Success

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this section, you will be able to:

  • Name a decimal number
  • Given the name of a decimal number, write it in decimal notation
  • Convert a decimal to a fraction or mixed number
  • Locate decimals on a number line
  • Order decimals using inequality notation
  • Round a decimal to a given place value
  • Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals
  • Multiply decimals by 10, 100, or 1000
  • Divide a decimal by a whole number or decimal
  • Divide a whole number by a decimal
  • Translate decimal expressions from an application and use operations on decimals to answer a question
  • Convert a fraction to a decimal
  • Identify a fraction whose decimal form is repeating
  • Add a fraction and decimal by converting between forms
  • Order fractions and decimals by writing fractions as decimals
  • Use the order of operations to simplify expressions that contain decimals
  • Determine whether a decimal is a solution to an equation
  • Solve an equation that contains decimals using the addition and subtraction properties
  • Determine the LCD of an equation that contains decimals
  • Solve equations with decimals that require several steps
  • Translate phrases that contain decimals into algebraic equations and solve

When studying finance, you’ll use many of the algebraic skills you’ve obtained from the module review sections. You should be familiar with using properties of numbers and exponents to rewrite expressions and solve equations as you explore problems related to money and interest. But since financial matters certainly involve decimals, this module provides a good opportunity to practice operations on decimal expressions, applications of decimals, and decimal equations. While you’ve seen decimals before in this course and likely encounter them frequently in the real world, a formal study will be important for understanding the underlying numerical characteristics of finance.

Recall for success

Look for red boxes like this one throughout the text. They’ll show up just in time to give helpfulĀ reminders of the math you’ll need, right where you’ll need it.