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### Course: Grade 5 math (FL B.E.S.T.)>Unit 1

Lesson 6: Comparing decimals

# Comparing decimals in different representations

This video is all about comparing decimals. Learn how to determine which of two decimals is larger by converting them into a common format. Practice understanding place value and the importance of each digit's position.

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• At like the 2-minute mark what do you mean by re-expressing
• Because we're saying it again, expressing it again, which is re expressing.
• why does sal say "re expressing"? @
• Re as a prefix means again which means his expressing it again.
• Wait I don't get the part where in the last digit if we add a zero how does it not change the value of the particular number while comparing?
• 2 is the same as 2.0. The decimal makes it the same.
2 = 2.0 = 2.00 = 2.000
• Why are poeople weird
• because it's in our nature
• what does the re-expressing mean?
• re-expressing the data another way by applying a function, such as a square root, log, or reciprocal. You already use some of them, even though you may not know it. We often look to re-express our data if doing so makes them more suitable for our methods.
• what is 420.69 in fractions form?
• 420 69/100 or 42069/1000
• i dont know what this MEANS
• Place value is a value for a certain digit. Suppose we have the number 21. The 2 in twenty one looks like two, but it's value is twenty. Hope this helps! -`Johnny Unidas`