# Writing and interpreting decimals

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Writing and interpreting the decimals number is one of the basic concepts in numbers. Decimal number is placing a decimal point between the digits. The decimal number place value is given as follows. The first number next to the decimal point is called the tenth place value. The second number next to the decimal point is called the hundredth place value. The third number next to the decimal point is called the thousandth place value and so on.

Example 1: Write seven hundred and forty five thousands as a decimal number?
Solution: First write the number according to the whole number place value.
This gives seven hundred and forty five = 745
Now the thousandths decimal number is placing the decimal point three place values to the left. 0.745.
Here in the decimal number place values:
The tenth place value is 7. The hundredth place value is 4 and the thousand’s place value is 5.
Hence, the decimal number representation = 0.75.

Question: Multiple choice question (Pick the correct option.)
Write five hundredths as a decimal number?
a)    5                      b) 0.5             c) 0.05                        d) None of these.

First write the given number according to the whole number place value 5.
Now the decimal point at the hundredth’s place will be placing a decimal point two places to the left of the number.
This can be represented as = 0.05
Here in the decimal number place values:
The tenth place value is 0. The hundredth place value is the 5.
Hence five hundredth of the number is 0.05.