## Video and Examples

Consider these two decimals: 3.138 and 3.14

Which is bigger?

To compare these decimals you need to compare their place values.

 units tenths hundredths thousandths 3 . 1 3 8 3 . 1 4

Since the 4 in the hundredths place of the second number is larger than the 3 in the hundredths place of the first number, the second number is larger than the first. The comparison of these two numbers is not affected at all by the 8 in the first number.

Now practice sorting fractions from least to greatest:

Duane Habecker, Created with GeoGebra

# Self-Check

Q1: Sort from least to greatest.   3.08   3.2   3.14 [show answer]

Q2: Sort from least to greatest.  1.21   1.211   1.2109 [show answer]

Q3: Sort from least to greatest.  7.09   7.909   7.91 [show answer]