2.2.2 Different Ways to Write Numbers

Check this out: We can write numbers in all kinds of ways!

Decimal NumberWritten as a FractionWritten in Terms of Place Value
4.1
4 units plus 1 tenth
12.04
1 ten plus 2 units plus 0 tenths plus 4 hundredths
0.001
one divided by 1000
1 thousandth

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Write this table in your notebook and fill in the blanks following the example provided above.

Decimal NumberWritten as a FractionWritten in Terms of Place Value
5.1
18.05
0.004
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Discussion

Pay close attention to the position of each number and try writing in terms of place value first. You can also ask for help from friends and family. Be sure to explain place value to them.

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Answer

Decimal NumberWritten as a FractionWritten in Terms of Place Value
5.1
5 plus 1 tenth
18.05
1 ten plus 8 units plus 0 tenths plus 5 hundredths
0.004
four divided by 1000
4 thousandths

2.2.1 Converting Fractions to Decimals

2.2.3 Expressing Numbers