Decimals to the Hundredths Lesson Topic Index | Grade 4 Math | Elementary Test Prep | StudyZone

A decimal is a number that uses place value and a decimal point to show amounts that are less than one, such as tenths and hundredths.

Decimals can be written to the tenths place.

 Grid Fraction Decimal Word Name 4 / 10 0.4 four tenths 7 / 10 0.7 seven tenths 9 / 10 0.9 nine tenths

Decimals can also be written to the hundredths place.

 Grid Fraction Decimal Word Name 70 / 100 0.70 seventy hundredths 55 / 100 0.55 fifty-five hundredths

Decimals can also be compared to amounts of money.

 Tenths Hundredths A dime is one tenth of a dollar. 0.1 one tenth A penny is one hundredth of a dollar. 0.01 one hundredth

Examples

 0 .3 or \$0.30 three dimes = three tenths of a dollar 1.2 or \$1.20 one dollar and two dimes = one and three tenths 0.04 or \$0.04 four pennies = four hundredths 2.01 or \$2.01 2 dollars and one penny = 2 and one hundreds

 Remember: Decimals can also be compared to amounts of money.

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