By "reading" decimals, we mean using the terms "tenths," "hundredths," etc.

We do not read decimals as "point' something.

For example, .65 is ready "65 hundredths," not "point 65."

Here is a handy method for reading decimals.

(1) Place a "1" above the decimal point.

(2) Place a zero above each digit appearing to the right of the decimal point.

The "1" and "zeros" tell you what to read.

Example: Read .682.

(1) We place a

above the decimal point:

1

.682

(2) Then we place a

above each digit to the right of the decimal point:

1000

.682

The 1 and the three zeros make 1000.

So we read .682 as 682 "thousandths."

(3) How would you read .74?

100

.74

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