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In these free math worksheets, students practice how to compare decimals and solve some decimal word problems.

How to compare decimals?

Decimals are a way of representing fractions in decimal form, using a decimal point to separate the whole number part from the fractional part. When comparing decimals, the most important thing to consider is the place value of each digit.

Here are some steps you can follow to compare decimals:

  1. Compare the whole number parts of the decimals. The decimal with the larger whole number part is greater.
  2. If the whole number parts are equal, compare the tenths place. The decimal with the larger digit in the tenths place is greater.
  3. If the tenths place is equal, compare the hundredths place. The decimal with the larger digit in the hundredths place is greater.
  4. Continue comparing digits to the right until you find a place where the digits are different. The decimal with the larger digit at this point is greater.

For example, let’s compare 4.85 and 4.83:
The whole number part of both decimals is 4, so we compare the tenths place.
The tenths digit of both decimals is 8, so we compare the hundredths place.
The hundredths digit of 0.85 is 5, which is greater than the hundredths digit of 0.83, which is 3.
Therefore, 4.85 is greater than 4.83.

Have a look at this video if you need to review how to compare decimals.

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Compare Decimals Worksheet

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Comparing Decimals

Compare Decimals (to tenths)
Compare Decimals (to hundredths)
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Compare Decimals Word Problems

  1. James measured his hand. It was 0.17 meters. Jennifer measured her hand. It was 0.165 meters. Whose hand is bigger?

  2. Lance measured 0.485 liter of water. Angel measured 0.5 liter of water. Whose beaker has more water?

  3. Peter threw a javelin with a distance of 24.05 meters and Paul threw a javelin with a distance of 24.15 meters. Who threw the longest distance?

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