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There are a number of topics in the elementary mathematics section which use decimal in the questions making it look complicated and difficult to solve. These topics are Profit & Loss, Averages, Approximation & Simplification, Ratio & Proportion, Partnership & Percentage. For eg. sample the below questions:

## Example 1

Which of the below series are arranged in ascending order?

- ⅓, ⅗, ⅕, ⅚, 7/9
- ⅕, ⅓, ⅗, 7/9, ⅚
- ⅚, ⅓, ⅗, ⅕ ,7/9
- ⅕, ⅓, ⅗, ⅚, 7/9

Now, if you calculate the decimal value of each fraction and then arrange it, it would take a lot of time. But if you have the decimal value memorized, you can arrange it instantaneously without picking up a pen.

## Example 2

One fourth of one third of two fifth of a number is 15. What will be 40% of that number

To answer this question you should start with 15 and multiply the inverted fractions one by one.

15 x 5/2 x 3/1 x 4/1

=450

Now 40% is nothing but ⅖

So 450 x ⅖ = 180

## Example 3

0.000006723 when expressed in scientific notation, is

(A) 6723 × 10^-5

(B) 67.23 × 10^7

(C) 6.723 × 10^-6

(D) 6.723 × 10^-7

Answer is 6.723 × 10^-6

## Example 4

The place value of 9 in 0.06945 is

(A) 9/10

(B) 9/100

(C) 9/1000

(D) 9

Answer is 9/1000

Multiplying decimals is generally considered difficult than multiplying fractions. It really depends on the situation whether you should use decimals or vulgar fractions. And therefore the below list of fractions and their corresponding decimals and percentage value will be very helpful. We suggest that rather than memorizing the below list you should practice a number of questions on quantitative aptitude. In fact, you should practice so well that you memorize these values. Have a look at the values.

## Decimals, Vulgar Fractions & Percentage Values

Decimal | Fraction | Percent |

0.5 | 1/2 | 50% |

0.333… | 1/3 | 33.333…% |

0.666… | 2/3 | 66.666…% |

0.25 | 1/4 | 25% |

0.75 | 3/4 | 75% |

0.2 | 1/5 | 20% |

0.4 | 2/5 | 40% |

0.6 | 3/5 | 60% |

0.8 | 4/5 | 80% |

0.1666… | 1/6 | 16.666…% |

0.8333… | 5/6 | 83.333…% |

0.125 | 1/8 | 12.50% |

0.375 | 3/8 | 37.50% |

0.625 | 5/8 | 62.50% |

0.875 | 7/8 | 87.50% |

0.111… | 1/9 | 11.111…% |

0.222… | 2/9 | 22.222…% |

0.444… | 4/9 | 44.444…% |

0.555… | 5/9 | 55.555…% |

0.777… | 7/9 | 77.777…% |

0.888… | 8/9 | 88.888…% |

0.1 | 1/10 | 10% |

0.08333… | 1/12 | 8.333…% |

0.0625 | 1/16 | 6.25% |

0.03125 | 1/32 | 3.13% |

We hope that this table will be helpful in your preparation. Start Practicing Now with the help of mock tests.

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