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Order Decimals

In this worksheet, students will decide which of two decimal numbers is bigger or smaller.

'Order Decimals' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Year:  Year 8 Maths worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Number

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Place Value for All Numbers

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Worksheet Overview

In this activity, we will compare decimal numbers and decide which is bigger or smaller.



To compare decimal numbers, the digits are compared from the left.


When we compare 72.354  and  72.36, we must compare the hundredths column because all the digits up to that point are the same.


Both  numbers have 7 tens, 2 ones and 3 tenths. 

When we reach the hundredths column we see a difference:  72.354 has 5 hundredths and 72.36 has 6 hundredths.

Clearly, 5 hundredths is smaller than 6 hundredths.


Therefore 72.354 < 72.36


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