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Reading and Writing Decimal Numbers
When reading decimal numbers, read the whole number part as normal, use "and" to represent the decimal point, and continue reading the number as normal, but end with the last place value. If there are no whole numbers in front of the decimal value, you do not use the word "and". Rather, you read the number as normal and end with the last place value of the number.

The following examples show how to read decimals. Scroll down the page for examples and solutions.

Reading Decimals

Examples:
Read the following decimals
124.123
12.003214
.3263
.0003
4.5
3.56
.258
1.025
12.0034
.00001
8.301
112.021
112.0021

Write each written word as decimal numbers.
1) Seven and ninety two hundredths
2) One and sixty three hundredths
3) Three and twenty five hundredths
4) Four and seventy one thousandths
5) One thousand two hundred thirty five and six hundred forty two ten thousandths
6) One hundred thousand seven and fourteen millionths

Write each decimal number in words
1) .3
2) .001
3) 89.75
4) 13.014
5) 69.832
6) 7.00048
7) 321.075



Introduction to decimals
Explain what decimals are.
Reading and writing decimals
Examples:
.54
.8
.007
Reading and Writing Decimals
How to read and write decimals?
Examples:
Tell how to read each decimal in words.
0.5
4.025

Write each decimal in numbers
Six and seven tenths
Four hundred twenty and eight thousandths
Seventy-five and thirty thousandths
Reading and Writing Decimals
1. Read the following decimals or fractions
43.6
5.2
7.29
63.174
5.25
632.1
7/100
123/10000
5.00003

2. Write the following decimals in words.
thirteen thousands
twenty and six hundredths
two hundred thirty-five and sixty thousandths
three thousand, twenty-two and four ten-thousandths
one thousand and three tenths
Reading and Writing Decimals
Reading Decimal Numbers


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