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How to read Decimals

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Before you understand this topic, you must known:
How to find place value of digits in decimals ?
What is Decimal Point ?

Now to understand how to pronounce or read Decimals, study the following examples:

Example 1: Write the decimal 1234.5 in readable form.

Solution: Given decimals is 1234.5

And the place value of all the digits of decimal 1234.5 is as follows:

Firstly, write Place Value of Digits on the R.H.S. of the decimal point and we get
Digit 5 is at tenths place

Now, write Place Value of Digits on the L.H.S. of the decimal point and we get
Digit 4 is at ones place
Digit 3 is at tens place
Digit 2 is at hundreds place
Digit 1 is at thousands place

Now as per the place values, given decimal 1234.5 can be read as:
One thousand two hundred thirty four point five




Example 2: Write the decimal 1234.56 in readable form.

Solution: Given decimals is 1234.56

And the place value of all the digits of decimal 1234.56 is as follows:

Firstly, write Place Value of Digits on the R.H.S. of the decimal point and we get
Digit 5 is at tenths place
Digit 6 is at hundredths place

Now, write Place Value of Digits on the L.H.S. of the decimal point and we get
Digit 4 is at ones place
Digit 3 is at tens place
Digit 2 is at hundreds place
Digit 1 is at thousands place

Now as per the place values, given decimal 1234.56 can be read as:
One thousand two hundred thirty four point five six


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