Solving Problems Using Decimal Numbers


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0.54 + 0.6 = _____

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1. A model house is built to 1/8 or 0.125 of real-world size, so everything in the model house is exactly 0.125 times the size of its real-world counterpart. It has a particularly cute dining table in the kitchen area. The owner of the model house has the same cute dining table in his kitchen. His real dining table stands 30 inches tall. How tall does the table in the model house stand?

2. You are in line at a grocery store. You see the person in front of you get very angry at the cashier for giving him $1.15 in change. The person just bought something that cost $2.85 and he gave the cashier a $5. Why is he angry?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Problem solving with decimals is an important skill in mathematics, and this quiz/worksheet will help you assess your ability to do so with a series of related problems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on problems involving:

  • Adding decimals
  • Solving decimal-based word problems

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice problems involving decimals
  • Making connections - use understanding of decimals in different mathematical contexts
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the addition of decimals

Additional Learning

To learn more about problems involving decimals, review the accompanying lesson Solving Problems Using Decimal Numbers. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand where decimal problems appear in mathematics
  • Determine how to solve decimal problems
  • Familiarize yourself with the different forms of decimal problems