Practice!

Sample Problem

Compare the following decimals.

5.69 ___ 5.68

Solution

Draw a table to show the place value of the decimals.

hundreds

tens

ones

 

tenths

hundredths

thousandths

-

-

5

.

6

9

-

-

-

5

.

6

8

-

The digits in the ones place are equivalent.

The digits in the tenths place are equivalent.

In the hundredths place, 9 is greater than 8.

So 5.69 is greater than 5.68.