Compare the following decimals.
5.69 ___ 5.68
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.