# Decimal Point Symbol (.)

The decimal point symbol is used to separate the whole part of a number from the decimal part. Typically the decimal point symbol is used in an expression like this:

In plain language this means the number six point two eight. The decimal point separates the whole number from the decimal .

Symbol Format Data
. Unicode
46
TeX
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SVG

## Usage

The decimal point is used to separate the whole part of a number from the decimal part. The whole part is represented using number digits to the left of the decimal point. The decimal part is also represented using digits to the right of the decimal point.