 # Compare Decimal Numbers (1)

In this worksheet, students must compare two decimal numbers up to two decimal places. Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Number: Fractions and Decimals

Curriculum subtopic:   Compare Decimals up to Two Places

Difficulty level:   ### QUESTION 1 of 10

When you compare two decimal numbers, follow this order:

1. Compare the whole number parts to the left of the decimal points.
2. If the whole number parts are the same, compare the tenths digits.
3. If the tenths digits are the same, compare the hundredths digits.

Example 1

Which is bigger, 35.67 or 35.71?

Look at:

35.67

35.71

The whole number parts are both 35, so compare the tenths digits.

35.67

35.71

7 is bigger than 6

So 35.71 is bigger than 35.67.

Example 2

Which is bigger, 13.37 or 13.31?

Look at:

13.37

13.31

The whole number parts are both 13, so compare the tenths digits.

13.37

13.31

The tenths digits are both 3, so compare the hundredths digits.

13.37

13.31

7 is bigger than 1

So 13.37 is bigger than 13.31.

Example 3

Which is bigger, 24.07 or 12.71?

Look at:

24.07

12.71

The whole number parts are 24 and 12.

24 is bigger than 12

So 24.07 is bigger than 12.71.

Which is bigger?

12.35

15.23

Which is bigger?

12.35

12.23

Which is bigger?

33.36

33.09

Which is bigger?

4.36

4.39

Which is bigger?

9.99

9.90

Which is bigger?

23.53

32.35

Which is bigger?

5.92

5.29

Which is bigger?

30.09

30.13

Which is bigger?

5.77

5.75

Which is bigger?

10.01

10.00

• Question 1

Which is bigger?

15.23
EDDIE SAYS
15 is bigger than 12.
No need to look at decimal part.
• Question 2

Which is bigger?

12.35
EDDIE SAYS
Whole numbers are both 12.
Look at tenths place where 3 is bigger than 2.
• Question 3

Which is bigger?

33.36
EDDIE SAYS
Whole numbers are both 33.
Look at tenths place where 3 is bigger than 0.
• Question 4

Which is bigger?

4.39
EDDIE SAYS
Whole numbers are both 4.
Look at tenths place where both digits are 3.
Look at hundredths place where 9 is bigger than 6.
• Question 5

Which is bigger?

9.99
EDDIE SAYS
Whole numbers are both 9.
Look at tenths place where both digits are 9.
Look at hundredths place where 9 is bigger than 0.
• Question 6

Which is bigger?

32.35
EDDIE SAYS
32 is bigger than 23.
No need to look at decimal part.
• Question 7

Which is bigger?

5.92
EDDIE SAYS
Whole numbers are both 5.
Look at tenths place where 9 is bigger than 2.
• Question 8

Which is bigger?

30.13
EDDIE SAYS
Whole numbers are both 30.
Look at tenths place where 1 is bigger than 0.
• Question 9

Which is bigger?

5.77
EDDIE SAYS
Whole numbers are both 5.
Look at tenths place where both digits are 7.
Look at hundredths place where 7 is bigger than 5.
• Question 10

Which is bigger?

10.01
EDDIE SAYS
Whole numbers are both 10.
Look at tenths place where both digits are 0.
Look at hundredths place where 1 is bigger than 0.
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