ANSWERS:

1. 8 into 3

2. 4 into 1, 1/4 = $.25 or 25

Now that you are able to convert a regular fraction into a decimal fraction, you should have no

trouble in reading and writing decimals.

Just as there are names for the columns to the left of a decimal point, there are names for each

column to the right of the decimal point.

LOOK AT THIS NUMBER: 6,703.472.

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When you read the part of the number to the right of the decimal point, you use the name of

the last column to the right. For example, the number above is read:

Six thousand, seven hundred three and four hundred and seventy two thousandths. (There are

three numbers to the right of the decimal point, so you use the name of the third column -

thousandths.)

The number 243.78 would be read:

Two hundred forty three and seventy-eight hundredths. (There are only two numbers to the

right of the decimal point.)

HOW WOULD YOU READ THESE NUMBERS?

(1) 24,019.7

Twenty four thousand, nineteen and seven

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