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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:
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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Lesson on Comparing Decimals
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