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Comparing and Ordering Decimals Worksheets
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A pencil costs $0.46 and a crayon costs$0.43. Which of them costs more? a. both have same cost b. we cannot compare c. crayon d. pencil

Solution:

Compare 0.43 and 0.46. From the above statement 6 and 3 are not same, 3 < 6. So 0.43 < 0.46.

So, a pencil costs more than a crayon.

2.
A fabric is sold in lengths of 5.45 meters, 5.65 meters and 5.95 meters. Which length measures the longest? a. 5.65 meters b. we cannot compare c. 5.45 meters d. 5.95 meters

Solution:

Compare the 3 lengths of the fabric : 5.45, 5.65, 5.95.
[Original decimals.] [Comparing 5.45 and 5.65.]

From the above statement, 6 > 4 5.65 > 5.45. [Comparing 5.65 and 5.95.]

From the above statement, 9 > 6 5.95 > 5.65.

So, 5.95 meters is the longest length of the fabric.

3.
Sarah, Amy, and Rebecca ate the same number of cookies in 0.42 sec, 0.35 sec, and 0.54 sec respectively. Who among the three finished eating the cookies first? a. Sarah b. all three took the same time c. Rebecca d. Amy

Solution: Consider the number line:
[We observe from the number line shown that 0.35 < 0.42 < 0.54.]

So, among the three, Amy finished eating the cookies first.

4.
Sandy and Hughes wanted to find who was taller among the two. Sandy measured 5.12 feet and Hughes measured 4.90 feet. Choose the appropriate symbol that makes the number sentence true.
4.90 $\begin{array}{|c|}\hline \\ \hline\end{array}$ 5.12 a. × b. = c. > d. <

Solution:

From the given statement 4 < 5.

So, 4.90 < 5.12.

So, < is the appropriate symbol that makes the number sentence true.

5.
Which decimal is greater than 1.63? a. 1.063 b. 1.93 c. 0.163 d. 1.36

6.
Which of the following is true? a. 0.33 < 0.3 b. 0.3 > 0.03 c. 0.3 > 0.43 d. 0.34 < 0.3

7.
Choose an appropriate symbol to compare the decimals.
0.63 ______ 0.17 a. = b. + c. > d. <

8.
Choose an appropriate symbol to compare the decimals.
0.28 ______ 0.82 a. + b. = c. < d. >

9.
Choose an appropriate symbol to compare the decimals.
3.87 ______ 3.9 a. + b. = c. > d. <

10.
The table shows the cost of food items.
 Item Cost Pizza $5.75 Burger$5.90
Brian has 5 bills and 3 quarters. Which item can he buy? a. Burger b. Pizza c. Both the items d. None of the items