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# Learn how to Add Decimals Easily

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## The Easy Method for Adding Decimals

Adding Decimals is the process of adding two numbers that are decimals together. When Adding Decimals you will put one number above the other number. When you do this, you must make sure the decimal in each number is lined up vertically. You need to add a zero to any blank space that does not have a number so that both decimals are the same length. The last step for finding how to add decimals is to add the decimals together through column addition. Make sure that the decimal gets moved down in the same spot as it was lined up in.

Common Core Standard: 6.NS.3

## Here’s how to complete Decimal Addition Example Problems

Here’s the quick explanation for learning how to add with decimals. Adding Decimals is how two numbers that are decimals are added together. When Adding Decimals you will put one number over the other number. When you do this, you should ensure the decimal in each number is arranged vertically. You have to add a zero to any clear space that does not have a number with the goal that the two decimals have the same length. The final step for adding with decimals is to add the decimals together by vertically adding them. Ensure that the decimal stays in the same spot in your final answer.

## 5 Steps to Easily Add Decimals Together

1. Arrange the two decimals so that one is above the other.
2. Line up the decimals of the two numbers.
3. Add a zero to any blank space so that the two decimals are the same length.
5. Bring the decimal straight down.

## Decimal Addition Practice Problems Quiz

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3.5 + 9.1

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1.2 + 8.4

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1.75 + 4.93

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1.4 + 9.05

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8.7 + 4.8

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## Watch the video explanation of our Adding Decimals Worksheet

Watch our free video on how do you Add Decimals. This video shows how to solve problems that are on our free Adding Decimals worksheets that you can get by submitting your email above.

Video Transcript:

Let’s try a couple adding decimals examples from our decimal addition worksheets. The first problem on our adding decimals worksheet gives us 1.2 plus 8.4. Now we already know that we’re going to take the two numbers and line them up vertically. 1.2 plus 8.4. We have to line the decimals up and we know that our answer is going to have a decimal point in the same spot that the original decimals have once they’re lined up. Now that they’re lined up we can just add 2 plus 4 is 6 and then 1 plus 8 is 9. I know that the answer to this problem is going to be 9.6.

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