__Objective__

At the end of this lesson, students should be able to:

- Add and subtract decimals with the same decimal places.
- Add and subtract decimals with different decimal places.

Addition and subtraction of decimals follow the normal rules for adding and subtracting whole numbers. However, there are a few steps that must be followed when adding or subtracting decimals.

__Example 3__

**Add the following decimals**

a) 1.53 + 3.4 + 5.749

b) 5.93 + 0.8 + 41.352

c) 32.53 + 124.6 + 2.814

**solution **

**Remember that whole numbers have their decimal points after the units place.**

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