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.
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
Q1: Sort from least to greatest. 3.08 3.2 3.14 [show answer]
3.08 < 3.14 < 3.2
Q2: Sort from least to greatest. 1.21 1.211 1.2109 [show answer]
1.21 < 1.2109 < 1.211
Q3: Sort from least to greatest. 7.09 7.909 7.91 [show answer]
7.09 < 7.909 < 7.91