# Comparing Decimals. Essential Standard I can compare and order decimals to the thousandths place.

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Comparing Decimals

Essential Standard I can compare and order decimals to the thousandths place.

A Quick Review A decimal is part of a whole. A decimal represents a number less than one. tenths hundredths thousandths whole number

A Quick Review The following illustration proves that 0.4 and 0.40 are equivalent! Remember adding place holder zeros after the decimal point will not change the value of the number. 0.4 (four tenths)0.40 (four hundredths)=

A Quick Review Do you remember what these signs mean? < > greater than less than The sign “opens up” to or “eats” the larger number.

When comparing 2 decimals.... 1. Line up the decimal points. 2. Add place holder zeros. 3. Work from left to right!

Practice Problemos! 0.032 ____ 0.04 or =

Practice Problemos! 0.032 ____ 0.04 or = 1. Line up the decimal points. 2. Add place holder zeros. 3. Work from left to right! 0.032 0.040 40 is larger than 32, therefore 0.04 is larger than 0.032 <

Practice Problemos! 4.7 ____ 4.07 or =

Practice Problemos! 4.7 ____ 4.07 or = 1. Line up the decimal points. 2. Add place holder zeros. 3. Work from left to right! 4.7 4.07 0 Whole numbers cross out since they are the same, and 70 is bigger than 07; therefore 4.7 is l larger than 4.07 >

Practice Problemos! 0.06 ____ 0.060 or =

Practice Problemos! 0.06 ____ 0.060 or = 1. Line up the decimal points. 2. Add place holder zeros. 3. Work from left to right! 0.060 These numbers are equivalent since all digits are the same 0.060 =

Now you try!

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