**How do you Convert Unlike Decimals into Like Decimals**

**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)

**Unlike decimals:**

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.

**Note:**

Unlike decimals can also be equivalent decimals. Examples: 0.3, 0.30, 0.3000 are unlike but equivalent decimals.

Examples:

**Comparing 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?

**Solution:**

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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