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# Adding three decimals

Sal adds 7.056+605.7+5.67 using the "standard algorithm". Created by Sal Khan and Monterey Institute for Technology and Education.

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• what is bigger 5.30 or 5.1000
(113 votes)
• 5.30 is larger because 3/10 is larger than 1/10
(16 votes)
• How do you add negative decimals
(6 votes)
• well, if you have say -0.5 + -1.5, you would think of it as a number line. SO our first number is -0.5, so we go -0.5 spaces to the left since left is negative on a number line. Then since you are adding another negative number, you go left 1.5 more spaces from tthe -0.5 you are already at, tto get -2.0, so basically add tthe numbers like they are two positive numbers then put the negative infront.
Comment if you understand.
(3 votes)
• So i dont get how you do this could you please tell me?
(5 votes)
• do a sheet of paper
doing something like 15.80 + 8.20
0 + 0 = 0
8 + 2 = 10
carry the 1
5 + 8 + 1 = 14
carry the one
1 + 1 is 2
combine those answers together
you get 24.
just so you know something like 5.20 + 4.60 is 9.80, so we do need the decimal point.
(2 votes)
• so if i had to add 7.056 to 6098. what does that maank
(3 votes)
• As with every addition problem, it becomes much easier if you just line up the places up correctly:
6098.000
+ 7.056
From here, we just add the places in order. From the thousandths place, we get a 6, since 0 + 6 = 6. For the next places:
0 + 5 = 5
0 + 0 = 0
8 + 7 = 15, carry the 1 over to the next place
1 + 9 + 0 = 10, carry the 1 over to the next place
1 + 0 = 1
6 + 0 = 6
From this, we put all the separate problems together for the final answer. This is 6098 + 7.056 = 6105.056
Hope this helped!
(4 votes)
• on adding decimals 4 does not make any sense plz help
(3 votes)
• Adding decimals is like adding normal numbers, with an addition of a decimal point.
Say you have 1.054+3.002+7.514
Take away the decimal points.
1054
+ 3002
+ 7514
Now, just add to get your over all number (this example's final total is 11570) Since you have this total, you need to add the decimal point.
Find the number with the most amount of numbers behind the decimal, and make it so that 11570 has 3 numbers behind the decimal, which would be 11.570, or 11.57.
(1 vote)
• So 1.320000000000 is the same as 1.32
(1 vote)
• Yes that's right no matter how many 0's you have Careron it's still the same.
(4 votes)
• which is the bigger one 3.724 or 3.709
(2 votes)
• 3.724 because the number in the hundredths place is bigger than the one in the other number.
(2 votes)
• Is there such thing as negative decimals? If so, can you add, subtract, multiply or divide them?
(2 votes)
• Yes. All real numbers have opposites including decimals like 1.4534. Its opposite is -1.4534.

And yes, you can add, subtract multiply and divide them.

Below is a decimal subtraction example using money.

If you owe me \$3.25 then you have an account balance with me
of -\$3.25. if you then borrow another \$1.50 you would have a net balance of -\$3.25 - \$1.50 = - \$4.75.
(1 vote)
• Well if u don't have to why do it?
(2 votes)
• You mean, "Well if you do not have to do it, why do you do it?".
(1 vote)
• what if its negative i cant get negative
(2 votes)

## Video transcript

We need to add 7.056 to 605.7 to 5.67. Now when you're adding any number, you always want to make sure you line up numbers in the same place. And especially when you're dealing with decimals, the easiest way to do that is to just line up the decimals. So let's do that. So the first number right here is 7.056. This second number right here is 605.7. And then this last number is 5.67. So now we have everything lined up. Everything that's in the ones place is below or above everything else in the ones place. Everything in the tenths place is below or above everything else in the tenths place, and so on and so forth. So we can add. So let's add it. So you want to start off in the smallest place. So you start off here. This is the tenths, hundredths, thousandths place. This is literally 6 thousandths, and you want to add it to the other thousandths. There aren't any other thousandths. So you can view it two ways. You can just bring in this 6 down, or you could view this 605.7 as the same thing as 605.700. You can add as many zeroes to the right of this decimal, to the right of the 7, as you want, since we're sitting on the right side of the decimal, without changing its value. You can also do it here. This 5.67, you can write it as 5.670. When you write it like this, and you have 6 plus 0 plus 0 is 6. And you keep going. 5 plus 0 plus 7 is 12. You write the 2 in the hundredths place, and carry the 1. 1 plus 0 plus 7 is 8, plus 6 is 14. Write the 4, regroup the 1 into the ones place. 1 plus 7 is 8. 8 plus 5 is 13. 13 plus 5 is 18. This is 18. Carry or regroup the 1. 1 plus 0 is just 1. And then finally. You have the 6 in the hundreds place. Nothing gets added to it, so you can just bring down that 6 and it's right there. And you don't want to forget the decimal. And so when you add the numbers you get 618.426, or 618 and 426 thousandths. And we're done.