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### Decimals by Numeric Value

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Date: 03/12/2001 at 23:14:01
From: Anthony
Subject: Decimals

Arrange these numbers from least to greatest.

0.1, 0, 0.01, 1.0
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Date: 03/13/2001 at 11:38:03
From: Doctor Patti
Subject: Re: Decimals

Hello Anthony,

Thank you for writing to Dr. Math.

Let's take a closer look at the numbers given.

0.1 = 0.10
0 = 0
0.01 = 0.01
1.0 = 1.00

All I've done is add a few zeros.

Now, we have the (equivalent) four numbers:

0.10
0
0.01
1.00

Let me add a familiar symbol, a dollar sign:

\$ 0.10
\$    0
\$ 0.01
\$ 1.00

Does this look a little bit more familiar?  We have

\$ 0.10  ten cents
\$    0  an empty pocket :^(
\$ 0.01  a penny
\$ 1.00  one dollar

you would like to see a more formal answer on how to organize decimals
by numeric value.

- Doctor Patti, The Math Forum
http://mathforum.org/dr.math/
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Elementary Fractions

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