## Intro to Decimals

Summary

The content provides a comprehensive overview of decimals, including their place values and arithmetic operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

- Introduction to the concept of place value in decimals and how it extends the pattern of place value found in whole numbers to the right of the decimal point.
- Explanation of arithmetic operations with decimals, highlighting the straightforward nature of addition and subtraction by aligning decimal points.
- Detailed guidance on multiplication of decimals, including counting the number of digits to the right of the decimal point and employing the doubling and halving trick for easier computation.
- Insights into division of decimals, emphasizing the process of making the divisor a whole number by moving the decimal point and the importance of maintaining the quotient's value unchanged.
- Clarification on common confusions such as the significance of zeros in different contexts and the concept of significant figures in relation to the GRE exam.

Chapters

00:02

Understanding Decimals and Place Value

05:07

Arithmetic with Decimals: Addition and Subtraction

05:46

Multiplication of Decimals and the Doubling and Halving Trick

09:22

Division of Decimals: Simplifying to Whole Numbers