Ordering Decimals

Given two decimal numbers, order as follows:

1. By the number that has a smaller whole number.

Ordering Decimals

2. If they have the same whole part, order by the number that has the smaller decimal part.

Ordering Decimals

Representation of Decimal Numbers

Each decimal number has a place in the numerical straight line. To represent the tenths, divide the unit into 10 parts.

Representation of Decimal Numbers

To represent the hundredths, divide each tenth into 10 parts.

Representation of Decimal Numbers

To represent the thousandths, divide every hundredth into 10 parts, and this process continues for ten-thousandths, hundred-thousandths, ...

There are no two consecutive decimal numbers, because between two decimal numbers it is always possible to find other decimals.

No Two Consecutive Decimal Numbers