Lesson

We have previously ordered decimals that have digits in the tenths place. Let's practice.

Arrange the following decimals from largest to smallest: 0.8, \, 0.3, \, 0.4.

Worked Solution

Idea summary

We can use a place value table to order decimals.

This video starts looks at how to order numbers that have digits in the thousandths place.

This video uses a place value table to compare numbers with thousandths.

Order these numbers in ascending order: 0.584, \, 0.936, \, 0.753.

Worked Solution

Idea summary

To compare decimals with thousandths, we can use a place value table that includes the units, tenths, hundredths and thousandths columns.

Let's look at ordering numbers that go beyond thousandths.

Order these numbers in ascending order: 0.4764, \, 0.2959, \, 0.5385.

Worked Solution

Idea summary

If our numbers are not all expressed as thousandths, starting from the left of our number is one way to compare them. We can rename our numbers so they are all expressed as thousandths, which also helps us place them in order.