Introduction to Operations on Decimals

What you’ll learn to do: Use various operations to solve applications involving decimals

A display showing many different kinds of candy and gum

How many candy bars can Greg buy with the change in his piggy bank?

Greg is hosting a movie night for his friends, and he’s buying candy to share. Candy bars cost $0.79 each, and Greg plans to buy as many as possible with the change from his piggy bank. If he has $5.53, how many candy bars can he buy? To maximize his candy-buying power, Greg will need to use mathematical operations on decimals. In this section, you’ll learn how to perform familiar operations including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division when working with decimals.

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