How do you Convert Unlike Decimals into Like Decimals
Decimals with the same number of decimal places are called like decimals.
Examples: 0.6, 3.5, 6.1 ( one decimal place)
2.15,0.78,26.11 (two decimal places)
Decimals having different number of decimal places are called unlike decimals.
Examples: 0.7, 2.12, 6J25 are unlike decimals 3.12, 0.8, 13.856 are unlike decimals
Converting Unlike Decimals into Like Decimals
We can convert unlike decimals into like decimals by adding zeros to the right of decimal point or by finding their equivalent decimal.
Unlike decimals can also be equivalent decimals. Examples: 0.3, 0.30, 0.3000 are unlike but equivalent decimals.
To compare the decimals, we have to follow the following steps:
- Convert unlike decimals into like decimals.
- Compare the whole number part. The decimals with greater whole number part is greater.
- If the whole number part is equal, then compare the digits in the tenth place. The decimal with greater digit in the tenth place is greater.
- If digits in the tenth place are also equal, then compare the digits in the hundredth place and so on.
Example: Which decimal is greater, 78.40 or 78.216?
Converting the given decimals into like decimals
78.40 = 78.400
78.216 = 78.216
∴ 78.400 >78.216
so, 78.40 >78.216
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