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# Comparing Decimals PowerPoint PPT Presentation

Comparing Decimals. And Equivalent Decimals. Equivalent Decimals. 034 is the same as 34. The zero in the hundreds place isn't necessary. The number still has no hundredths, 3 tens and 4 ones. 1.5 is the same as 1.50 The zero at the end is not necessary, but helps in calculations.

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## Comparing Decimals

And Equivalent Decimals

### Equivalent Decimals

• 034 is the same as 34.

• The zero in the hundreds place isn't necessary.

• The number still has no hundredths, 3 tens and 4 ones.

• 1.5 is the same as 1.50

• The zero at the end is not necessary, but helps in calculations.

• The number still has 1 one, 5 tenths, and no hundredths.

### Zeros

• You may add as many zeros left of digits that are before a decimal.

• You may also add as many zeros as you want right of the digits after the decimal.

• 000032.456000 = 032.456 = 32.456 = 32.4560000 These all have 3 tens,, 2 ones, 4 tenths, 5 hundredths and 6 thousandths.

### “Polite zero”

• 0.42 is the same as .42,

• however if there is no whole part (ones, tens, etc..) in a number

• a single zero in front of the decimal is proper.

### Comparing or Ordering

• 1) Line up the decimal2) Fill in zerosThese steps insure tenths will be compared to tenths, hundredths to hundredths, thousandths to thousandths and so on.

### Example:

• Put these numbers in order from the largest to the smallest.0.32, 0.203, 0.03, 0.3

### Greater Than and Less Than

• The symbol < is read “less than”

• 5<12 Five is less than twelve.

• The symbol > is read “greater than.”

• 295 > 34 two hundred ninety five is greater than thirty four.

### Alligator

• “The alligator turns to eat the bigger number” is an easy way to remember which way to write the symbol.