# Adding and Subtracting Decimals

#### Grade 6 Math Worksheets

We usually add numbers when we have different and varied data, but when we are given with a set of repeated data, we **multiply.**

#### Multiplication is a much easier way to calculate repeated data.

**2 ****× 3 **also means **2 + 2 + 2** which is equal to **6.**

*Example:* *Let’s say Jim buys 4 pens costing $3.50 each. What is the total cost?*

Cost of one pen = **$3.50**

Hence, the cost of 4 pens

**= $****3.50 × 4 **(Which is same as 3.50 + 3.50 + 3.50 + 3.50)

= **$14.00**

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## Importance of Place Value While Adding and Subtracting Decimals

*Let’s look at this with a couple of examples*

### Example 1

**2.87 + 3.02 + 0.006 + 123.9 + 4**

### Example 2

Renée bought 6.75 pounds of apples, 4.5 pounds of oranges, 3.82 pounds of bananas, and 2.25 pounds of grapes. How much fruit did she buy in all?

**Solution**

Fruits Renée bought in all = 6.75 + 4.5 + 3.82 + 2.25 = **17.32 pounds**

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## Subtracting Decimals

Subtracting decimals is very similar to the way we have learned above in adding decimals.

Let’s see how.

### Example

**Daniel has 2 pieces of wood measuring, 10.34 inches and 7.56 inches. How much longer is the first piece than the second one?**

Subtract the lengths of 2 given wooden pieces.

10.34 – 7.56

= **2.78**

So, the first piece is *2.78 inches longer* than the second wooden piece.** **

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## Check Point

### Add the following decimals

**1. 3.25 + 1.32 + 4.67**

**2. 1.46 + 2.35 + 1.00**

### Subtract the following decimals

**3. 5.82 – 1.23**

**4. Richard has 100.56 pounds of grain out of which he 34.156 pounds to his brother, John. How many pounds of grain is Richard left with?**

**5. A box of peanut butter cookies costs $3.40 and a box of oatmeal cookies costs $4.25. What is the total cost for both cookie boxes?**

**6. Mary has 20.752 inches of ribbon out of which she used 12.456 inches of ribbon for decorating purposes. How much ribbon is she left with?**** **

##### Answer key

1. 9.24

2. 4.81

3. 4.59

4. 66.404 pounds

5. $7.65

6. 8.296 inches

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