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## Numbers & Operations - The Real & Complex Number Systems 201-210

### Unit 9: Lesson 10

Comparing decimals

# Comparing decimals (tenths and hundredths)

Sal compares decimals like 0.7 and 0.09 with greater and less than symbols.

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• what is 100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, x 5,789
• 578900000000000000000000000000
• When your comparing decimals, why isn't 0.09 bigger than 0.70? If seven is in the tenths place it would be smaller then the nine in the hundredths place. Wouldn't it just be like comparing 7 to 9? I'm confused.
• 0.09 is less that 0.70 because if you compare the 0 and the 7 in the tenths place, you can see that the 0 is less than the 7. Another comparison is 0.87 and 0.45. The zeros are the same, so you look at the tenths. 8 is greater that 4, so 0.87 os greater than 0.45 (hoped that helped)
• is this the same 0.90 0.9
• Yes they are the same. This is because 0.90 is 90/100, 0.9 is 9/10, and 90/100 reduces to 9/10 after dividing top and bottom by 10.

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• 100/42+10/8=100/122
0.42+0.8=1.22
• how far can you push the decimal point to the right
• Hey what is 9999999x999999999
• What would be greater 0.90 or 0.9?
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• They’re equal since because the tenths values are the same. It doesn’t matter how many zeros you add behind the 9.