# How to write a word name for a decimal

For example, we could describe the same car as tiny or little or small. All of these words mean the car is not big. Fractions, decimals, and percents are like the words tiny, little, and small. They're all just different ways of expressing parts of a whole. Written form decimals Video transcript We're asked to write this right here in word form, and I'm not saying it out loud because that would give the answer away. Well, the stuff to the left of the decimal point is pretty straightforward.

Let me actually color code it. So we have 6, 3. Let me do it all in different colors. And then we have a decimal, and then we have a 1 and a 5.

There's one common way of doing this, but we'll talk about the different ways you could express this as a word. But we know how to write this stuff to the left. This is pretty straightforward. This is just sixty-three. Let me write that down. So this is sixty-three. And instead of the decimal, we'll write, and.

Now there's two ways to go here. We could say, and one tenth and five hundredths, or we could just say, look, this is fifteen hundredths. One tenth is ten hundredths. So one tenth and five hundredths is fifteen hundredths.

So maybe I can write it like this: Now, it might have been a little bit more natural to say, how come I don't say one tenth and then five hundredths?

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And you could, but that would just make it a little bit harder for someone's brain to process it when you say it. So it could have been sixty-three-- so let me copy and paste that. It could be sixty-three and, and then you would write, one tenth for this digit right there, and five hundredths.

Sixty-three and one tenth and five hundredths is hard for most people's brains to process. But if you say, fifteen hundredths, people get what you're saying.The word "Decimal" really means "based on 10" (From Latin decima: a tenth part). We sometimes say "decimal" when we mean anything to do with our numbering system, but a "Decimal Number" usually means there is a Decimal Point.

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## Converting Decimals to Fractions

Teaching Aid Master LESSON5 Place Value in Decimals 7 Date Time If the grid is ONE, then which part of each grid is shaded? Write a fraction and a decimal . Improve your math knowledge with free questions in "Word names for decimal numbers" and thousands of other math skills.  