# How to compare decimals .

1. Write the decimal numbers in a place value chart.

2. Compare the digits starting with the greatest place value.

3. If the digits are the same, compare the digits in the next place value to the right. Keep comparing digits with the same place value until you find digits that are different.

For example,

42.345 and 42.355

The first two digits are the same , hence we move to the digits after the decimal point where the digits are different.

4 < 5 so that means,

42.345 < 42.355

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