If yes, our next topic is Place value of decimal numbers which most of us forget to learn or just ignore. So, let us here completely discuss place value of decimal numbers.
The value of digits in a whole number starts from ones. Ten ones become tens. Ten tens become a hundred and so on. Thus, value starts from one and continues as tens, hundreds, thousands, ten thousands, hundred thousands, millions, and so on.
Similarly, for a decimal number the place value starts from tenths. It is called tenths because it is one tenth, that is 1/10 or 0.1. Tenths are followed by hundredths, thousandths, ten thousandths, hundred thousandths, millionths, and so on.
How to properly read a decimal number and write it in words:
We will use the chart shown above to read decimals with reference to their place values. The examples given below explain representing and writing decimal numbers in words.
|S.No||Decimal Number||Representation||In words|
|1||0.5||5 / 10||Five tenths|
|2||2.9||9 / 10||Two and nine tenths|
|3||31.56||56 / 100||Thirty one and fifty six hundredths|
|4||748.431||431 / 1000||Seven hundred fourty eight and four hundred thirty one thousandths|
|5||57.6349||6249 / 10||Fifty seven and six thousand three hundred fourty nine ten thousands|
By now, you must be familiar to read and write decimal numbers. Concepts of rounding numbers are included in these free printable worksheets. For more Rounding worksheets, download it using the following link.