Naming Decimals Help
As with whole numbers, each digit of a decimal has a place value . The place value names are shown in Fig. 5-1 .
For example, in the number 0.6235, the 2 is in the hundredths place. The 5 is in the ten thousandths place.
When naming a decimal, read the number from left to right as you would read a whole number, and then use the place value name for the last digit of the number .
First write in words 6235, and then write the place value of the five after it:
Six thousand two hundred thirty-five ten thousandths.
When there is a whole number and a decimal, the decimal part is written using the word "and."
Fifty-seven and two hundred sixty-three thousandths.
Naming Decimals Practice Problems
Name each number:
1. Thirty-two ten thousandths
2. Four hundred forty-four thousandths
3. Eighty-seven thousand two hundred thirty-six hundred thousandths
4. Thirty-nine and sixty-one hundredths
5. One hundred eighty-two and nine tenths
Practice problems for these concepts can be found at: Decimals Practice Test.
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