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

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Solved Example onDecompose

Ques: 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’.