# Adding Decimals – Definition, Facts, Examples | How to Add Decimal Numbers?

The Addition of Decimals is a bit complex compared to regular natural numbers or whole numbers. Before, we learn how to add decimal numbers let us learn firstly about Decimals. Decimal Numbers are used for representing a number with greater precision in comparison to integers or whole numbers. A Dot is placed in a decimal number namely Decimal Point. Refer to the complete article to be well versed with the Procedure for Adding Decimals, Solved Examples on Decimal Addition, etc.

## How to Add Decimal Numbers?

Follow the below-listed steps to add decimal numbers easily and they are as such

• Arrange the given decimal numbers lined up vertically one under the other.
• Firstly, pad the numbers with zeros depending on the maximum number of digits present next to the decimal for any of the numbers and change them to like decimals.
• Arrange the Addends in a way that digits of the same place are in the same column.
• Later, place the decimal point down in the result in the same place as the numbers above it.

1. Add the Decimals 2.83, 10.103, 534.8?

Solution:

Given Decimals are 2.83, 10.103, 534.8

Before performing the Addition of Decimals you have to convert the given decimals to like decimals by padding with zeros.

The Maximum Number of Decimal Places in the given decimals is 3. So, Change the given decimals to like decimals having 3 places of decimals

2.83  ➙ 2.830

10.103  ➙10.103(Since it already has 3 places of decimal remains the same)

534.8  ➙ 534.800

Align the Like Decimals one under the other vertically and perform the addition operation as usual

Carry  1

002.830

010.103

534.800
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547.733

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Solution:

Given Decimals are 7.1, 5.26

Before performing the Addition of Decimals you have to convert the given decimals to like decimals by padding with zeros.

The Maximum Number of Decimal Places in the given decimals is 2. So, Change the given decimals to like decimals having 2 places of decimals

7.1  ➙ 7.10

5.26 ➙ 5.26

Align the Like Decimals one under the other vertically and perform the addition operation as usual

7.10

5.26

(+)

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12.36

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Solution:

Given Decimals are 8.35, 53.002

Before performing the Addition of Decimals you have to convert the given decimals to like decimals by padding with zeros.

The Maximum Number of Decimal Places in the given decimals is 3. So, Change the given decimals to like decimals having 3 places of decimals

8.35    ➙ 8.350

53.002 ➙ 53.002

Align the Like Decimals one under the other vertically and perform the addition operation as usual

08.350

53.002

(+)
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58.352

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