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## Spectrum Math Grade 5 Chapter 2 Lesson 2.7 Comparing Decimals Answers Key

Which is larger: 4.218 or 4.222?

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The ones are the same.

The tenths are the same.

The hundredths are different.

4.218 < 4.222

4.218 is less than 4.222.

**Compare each pair of decimals using <, >, or =.**

Question 1.

a. 5.213 ____ 5.312

Answer:

5.213 < 5.312

Explanation:

Compare the whole number part first.

If the numbers are same, then go to the next number after the decimal i.e., tenth place.

So, the number in tenth place are different.

Hence, 5.213 < 5.312 or 5.213 is less than 5.312.

b. 3.1 ____ 3.10

Answer:

3.1 = 3.10

Explanation:

Compare the whole number part first.

If the numbers are same, then go to the next number after the decimal i.e., tenth place.

The numbers in tenth place are same.

Then move to the next place i.e., hundredth place.

We observe that zero in hundredth place does not have value.

So, 3.1 = 3.10 or 3.1 is equal to 3.10

c. 28.35 ____ 28.251

Answer:

28.35 > 28.251

Explanation:

Compare the whole number part first.

If the numbers are same, then go to the next number after the decimal i.e., tenth place.

The numbers in tenth place are different.

So, 28.35 > 28.251 or 28.35 is greater than 28.251.

Question 2.

a. 6.32 ____ 6.032

Answer:

6.32 > 6.032

Explanation:

Compare the whole number part first.

If the numbers are same, then go to the next number after the decimal i.e., tenth place.

The numbers in tenth place are different.

So, 6.32 > 6.032 or 6.32 is greater than 6.032

b. 5.17 ____ 5.172

Answer:

5.17 < 5.172

Explanation:

Compare the whole number part first.

If the numbers are same, then go to the next number after the decimal i.e., tenth place.

The numbers in tenth and hundredth places are same.

The numbers in thousandth place are different.

So, 5.17 < 5.172 or 5.17 is less than 5.172

c. 144.3 ____ 144

Answer:

144.3 > 144

Explanation:

Compare the whole number part first.

If the numbers are same, then go to the next number after the decimal i.e., tenth place.

The numbers in tenth places are same.

So, 144.3 > 144 or 144.3 is greater than 144.

Question 3.

a. 7.325 ____ 6.425

Answer:

7.325 > 6.425

Explanation:

Compare the whole number part first.

The numbers are different, then compare the numbers as you would for any whole number.

So, 7.325 > 6.425 or 7.325 is greater than 6.425.

b. 3.14 ____ 2.99

Answer:

3.14 > 2.99

Explanation:

Compare the whole number part first.

The numbers are different, then compare the numbers as you would for any whole number.

So, 3.14 > 2.99 or 3.14 is greater than 2.99.

c. 48.28 ___ 48.280

Answer:

48.28 = 48.280

Explanation:

Compare the whole number part first.

If the numbers are same, then go to the next number after the decimal.

The numbers in tenth and hundredth places are same.

So, 48.28 = 48.280

Question 4.

a. 0.213 ____ 0.223

Answer:

0.213 < 0.223

Explanation:

Compare the whole number part first.

If the numbers are same, then go to the next number after the decimal.

The numbers in tenth place are same.

The numbers in hundredth place are different.

So, 0.213 < 0.223 or 0.213 is less than 0.223.

b. 1.006 ____ 1.060

Answer:

1.006 < 1.060

Explanation:

Compare the whole number part first.

If the numbers are same, then go to the next number after the decimal.

The numbers in tenth place are same.

The numbers in hundredth place are different.

So, 1.006 < 1.060 or 1.006 is less than 1.060.

c. 0.010 ____ 0.001

Answer:

0.010 > 0.001

Explanation:

Compare the whole number part first.

If the numbers are same, then go to the next number after the decimal.

The numbers in tenth place are same.

The numbers in hundredth place are different.

So, 0.010 > 0.001 or 0.010 is greater than 0.001.

Question 5.

a. 0.674 ____ 0.644

Answer:

0.674 > 0.644

Explanation:

Compare the whole number part first.

If the numbers are same, then go to the next number after the decimal.

The numbers in tenth place are same.

The numbers in hundredth place are different.

So, 0.674 > 0.644 or 0.674 is greater than 0.644.

b. 3.122 ____ 3.220

Answer:

3.122 < 3.220

Explanation:

Compare the whole number part first.

If the numbers are same, then go to the next number after the decimal.

The numbers in tenth place are different.

So, 3.122 < 3.220 or 3.122 is greater than 3.220.

c. 43.01 ___ 43.100

Answer:

43.01 < 43.100

Explanation:

Compare the whole number part first.

If the numbers are same, then go to the next number after the decimal.

The numbers in tenth place are different.

So, 43.01 < 43.100 or 43.01 is less than 43.100.

Question 6.

a. 2.897 ____ 2.90

Answer:

2.897 < 2.90

Explanation:

Compare the whole number part first.

If the numbers are same, then go to the next number after the decimal.

The numbers in tenth place are different.

So, 2.897 < 2.90 or 2.897 is less than 2.90.

b. 0.43 ____ 0.430

Answer:

0.43 = 0.430

Explanation:

Compare the whole number part first.

If the numbers are same, then go to the next number after the decimal.

The numbers in tenth and hundredth places are same.

There is no value for zero at the last of the decimal numbers.

So, 0.43 = 0.430

c. 0.790 ____ 0.789

Answer:

0.790 > 0.789

Explanation:

Compare the whole number part first.

If the numbers are same, then go to the next number after the decimal.

The numbers in tenth place are same.

The numbers in hundredth place are different.

So, 0.790 > 0.789 or 0.790 is greater than 0.789.

Question 7.

a. 0.571 ____ 0.58

Answer:

0.571 < 0.58

Explanation:

Compare the whole number part first.

If the numbers are same, then go to the next number after the decimal.

The numbers in tenth place are same.

The numbers in hundredth place are different.

So, 0.571 < 0.58 or 0.571 is greater than 0.58.

b. 10.462 ____ 100.46

Answer:

10.462 < 100.46

Explanation:

Compare the whole number part first.

The numbers in hundreds place are different.

so, 10.462 < 100.46 or 10.462 is less than 100.46.

c. 9.36 ____ 9.306

Answer:

9.36 > 9.306

Explanation:

Compare the whole number part first.

If the numbers are same, then go to the next number after the decimal.

The numbers in tenth place are same.

The numbers in hundredth place are different.

So, 9.36 > 9.306 or 9.36 is greater than 9.306.

Question 8.

a. 17.110 ____ 17.101

Answer:

17.110 > 17.101

Explanation:

Compare the whole number part first.

If the numbers are same, then go to the next number after the decimal.

The numbers in tenth place are same.

The numbers in hundredth place are different.

So, 17.110 > 17.101 or 17.110 is greater than 17.101.

b. 0.182 ____ 1.820

Answer:

0.182 < 1.820

Explanation:

Compare the whole number part first.

The numbers in ones place are different.

So, 0.182 < 1.820 or 0.182 is less than 1.820.

c. 98.999 ____ 99.001

Answer:

98.999 < 99.001

Explanation:

Compare the whole number part first.

The numbers in tens place are same, then go to the next number.

The numbers in ones place are different.

So, 98.999 < 99.001 or 98.999 is less than 99.001.

Question 9.

a. 1.090 ____ 1.009

Answer:

1.090 > 1.009

Explanation:

Compare the whole number part first.

If the numbers are same, then go to the next number after the decimal.

The numbers in tenth place are same.

The numbers in hundredth place are different.

So, 1.090 > 1.009 or 1.090 is greater than 1.009.

b. 25.224 ____ 25.242

Answer:

25.224 < 25.242

Explanation:

Compare the whole number part first.

If the numbers are same, then go to the next number after the decimal.

The numbers in tenth place are same.

The numbers in hundredth place are different.

So, 25.224 < 25.242 or 25.224 is greater than 25.242.

c. 63.12 ____ 63.2

Answer:

63.12 < 63.2

Explanation:

Compare the whole number part first.

If the numbers are same, then go to the next number after the decimal.

The numbers in tenth place are different.

So, 63.12 < 63.2 or 63.12 is less than 63.2.

Question 10.

a. 5.703 ____ 5.730

Answer:

5.703 < 5.730

Explanation:

Compare the whole number part first.

If the numbers are same, then go to the next number after the decimal.

The numbers in tenth place are same.

The numbers in hundredth place are different.

So, 5.703 < 5.730 or 5.703 is greater than 5.730.

b. 0.479 ___ 4.79

Answer:

0.479 < 4.79

Explanation:

Compare the whole number part first.

The numbers in ones place are different.

So, 0.479 < 4.79 or 0.479 is less than 4.79.

c. 81.40 ____ 81.400

Answer:

81.40 = 81.400

Explanation:

Compare the whole number part first.

If the numbers are same, then go to the next number after the decimal.

The numbers in tenth and hundredth places are same.

There is no value for zero at the last in the decimal numbers.

So, 81.40 = 81.400 or 81.40 is equal to 81.400.