Writing a Decimal Number Greater Than 1 Given its Name



Here we are considering decimal numbers greater than 1 or decimal numbers that have both whole number part and decimal part. For example: Five and eight tenths; Sixty-three and fifteen hundredths; Three hundred one and two hundred eighteen thousandths and so on.

Rules to write the decimal numbers greater than 1 in numeral form.

  • We write the number before 'and' as a numeral followed by decimal point.
  • We write the number after 'and' as a whole number after decimal point
  • We see to it that the last digit of this whole number has same place value as given by the decimal unit mentioned.

Example:

Write the decimal ninety-one and fifty-four thousandths.

Solution

  • We write ninety-one & 'and' as "91."
  • We write fifty-four thousandths as "0.054." so that 4 is in thousandths place.
  • So we write ninety-one and fifty-four thousandths as "91.054"

Write the decimal number twenty-six and nine tenths.

Solution

Step 1:

For twenty six & ‘and’ we write "26."

Step 2:

For nine tenths we write 0.9 such that 9 is in tenths place.

Step 3:

Therefore twenty-six and nine tenths is 26.9

Write the decimal ninety-seven and three hundredths.

Solution

Step 1:

For ninety-seven & ‘and’ we write "97."

Step 2:

For three hundredths, we write 0.03 such that 3 is in hundredths place.

Step 3:

Therefore ninety-seven and three hundredths is 97.03

Write the decimal number two hundred five and seven thousandths

Solution

Step 1:

For two hundred five & 'and' we write "205."

Step 2:

For seven thousandths, we write 0.007 such that 7 is in thousandths place.

Step 3:

Therefore, two hundred five and seven thousandths is 205.007



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