decompose


Definition of Decompose

  • Decompose is the process of separating numbers into their components (to divide a number into smaller parts).

Example of Decompose

  • 456 can be decomposed as 456 = 400 + 50 + 6.

Solved Example on Decompose

What will we get when we decompose 25,368?
Choices:
A. 2 ten thousands, 5 thousands, 3 hundreds, 6 tens, and 8 ones
B. 2 ten thousands, 5 thousands, 3 hundreds, 6 tens, and 6 ones
C. 2 thousands, 5 ten thousands, 3 hundreds, 6 tens, and 8 ones
D. 2 thousands, 5 hundreds, 3 tens, and 68 ones
Correct Answer: A
Solution:
Step 1: 21,368 = 20,000 + 5,000 + 300 + 60 + 8
Step 2: = (2 × 10,000) + (5 × 1,000) + (3 × 100) + (6 × 10) + (8 × 1)
Step 3: So, when we decompose 25,368, we will get ‘2 ten thousands, 5 thousands, 3 hundreds, 6 tens, and 8 ones’.

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