Comparing Decimals Worksheet

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1.

Which point best represents the location 0.2 on the number line?

a. | Q | ||

b. | P | ||

c. | R | ||

d. | S |

On the number line, 0.5 is represented by

0.2 is closer to 0 than 0.5.

Therefore, P represents 0.2 on the number line.

Correct answer : (2)

2.

Which point best represents the location 0.7 on the number line?

a. | P | ||

b. | M | ||

c. | N | ||

d. | L |

On the number line, 0.5 is represented by

0.7 is closer to 0.5 than 1.

Therefore, N represents 0.7 on the number line.

Correct answer : (3)

3.

Which point best describes the location 0.9 on the number line?

a. | R | ||

b. | P | ||

c. | Q | ||

d. | S |

Among the points, S is closer to 1.

So, S represents 0.9 on the number line.

Correct answer : (4)

4.

Which point best describes the location 0.4 on the number line?

a. | P | ||

b. | Q | ||

c. | R | ||

d. | S |

On the number line, 0.5 is represented by

0.4 is closer to 0.5.

So, R represents 0.4 on the number line.

Correct answer : (3)

5.

Which point best describes the location of 0.1 on the number line?

a. | E | ||

b. | F | ||

c. | H | ||

d. | G |

Among the points, E is closer to 0.

Therefore, E represents 0.1 on the number line.

Correct answer : (1)

6.

Which of the given comparison statements is true for the decimals $1.05 and $1.03?

a. | $1.03 = $1.05 | ||

b. | $1.03 > $1.05 | ||

c. | cannot be determined | ||

d. | $1.03 < $1.05 |

[Original decimals.]

From the above statement 5 and 3 are not same, 3 < 5.

1.03 < 1.05

So, the statement $1.03 < $1.05 is true.

Correct answer : (4)

7.

The table shows the weights of vegetables that Sheela bought.

Which list shows the weights of the vegetables in order from the least to the greatest?

Vegetables | Weight (pounds) |

Tomatoes | 2.05 |

Onions | 2.75 |

Potatoes | 2.25 |

Brinjals | 2.50 |

Which list shows the weights of the vegetables in order from the least to the greatest?

a. | tomotoes, potatoes, onions, brinjals | ||

b. | tomotoes, potatoes, brinjals, onions | ||

c. | brinjals, tomotoes, onions, potatoes | ||

d. | brinjals, tomotoes, potatoes, onions |

Consider the digits at the right of the decimal point, that is the tenths place in all the numbers, 0 < 2 < 5 < 7

2.05 < 2.25 < 2.50 < 2.75

Tomotoes, Potatoes, Brinjals, and Onions is the order of the vegetables in weights from least to greatest.

Correct answer : (2)

8.

Arrange the decimals 7.07, 7.41, 7.89, and 7.29 in order from the least to the greatest.

a. | 7.07, 7.29, 7.41, and 7.89 | ||

b. | 7.07, 7.41, 7.29, and 7.89 | ||

c. | 7.07, 7.89, 7.29, and 7.41 | ||

d. | 7.89, 7.41, 7.29, and 7.07 |

Consider the tenths place of the decimals.

0 < 2 < 4 < 8

[Compare the tenths place of the decimals.]

That is, 7.07 < 7.29 < 7.41 < 7.89.

7.07, 7.29, 7.41, and 7.89 is the order the decimals from the least to the greatest.

Correct answer : (1)

9.

Several girls participated in a running race. Among them, Martina finished the race in 42.10 sec , Maria finished the race in 42.01 sec, and Mary finished it in 42.12 sec. Which list shows the names of girls who came in first, second, and third places?

a. | Martina, Maria, and Mary | ||

b. | Maria, Martina, and Mary | ||

c. | Maria, Mary, and Martina | ||

d. | Martina, Mary, and Maria |

Consider the tenths place of the decimals 42.10, 42.01, and 42.12

0 < 1

[Compare the tenths place of the decimals.]

So, Maria came first in the race.

Tenths place of the decimals 42.10 and 42.12 are the same.

0 < 2

[Compare the hundredths place of the decimals.]

So, Martina came second and Mary came third in the race.

So, Maria came first, Martina came second, and Mary came third in the race.

Correct answer : (2)

10.

The table shows the daily earnings of four people.

Which list shows their daily earnings from the highest to the lowest?

Name | Daily earnings($) |

Micheal | $83.50 |

Kevin | $82.00 |

Greg | $85.50 |

Tom | $95.00 |

Which list shows their daily earnings from the highest to the lowest?

a. | Tom, Micheal, Greg, Kevin | ||

b. | Tom, Greg, Micheal, Kevin | ||

c. | Kevin, Greg, Micheal, Tom | ||

d. | Kevin, Micheal, Greg, Tom |

9 > 8

[Compare the tens place of the numbers.]

So, Tom earns more than others.

Consider the ones place of the daily earnings of the remaining people.

5 > 3 > 2

[Compare the ones place of the numbers.]

So, daily earning of Greg > daily earning of Micheal > daily earning of Kevin.

Tom, Greg, Micheal, Kevin is the order of the daily earnings from the greatest and the least.

Correct answer : (2)