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business and finance currencies# How do you read decimals in words?

Last Updated: 29th March, 2020

**To read and write decimals, use thefollowingsteps:**

- Step #1. First,
**read**the digits to the left ofthe**decimal**point as a whole number. - Step #2. Say and for the
**decimal**point. - Step #3.
**Read**the digits to the right ofthe**decimal**point as a whole number. - Step #4. Say the place name of the last digit.
- Examples:

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Similarly, it is asked, how do you read thousandths in decimals?

The third **decimal** digit from the**decimal**point is the **thousandths** digit. **Read**the whole set ofthree **decimal** digits as a number, andsay“**thousandths**.” 0.825 has 8 tenths, 2hundredths,and 5 **thousandths**.

Also, what is expanded form? When we **expand** a number to show the value ofeachdigit, we're writing that number in **expanded form**.Writingnumbers in **expanded form** just means that we'reshowing thevalue of each digit in the number. This **form** ishandybecause it shows what a number really means by defining eachof itsdigits.

Simply so, what are the decimal numbers?

In algebra, a **decimal number** can be defined asa**number** whose whole **number** part and thefractionalpart is separated by a **decimal** point. Thus, as wemove fromleft to right, the place value of digits gets divided by10,meaning the **decimal** place value determines thetenths,hundredths and thousandths.

What is the rule of decimal?

When multiplying and dividing **decimals**,thenumbers work the same way as a number without a**decimal**.Starting with the answer that you have obtained bymultiplying thenumbers, move the **decimal** point the samenumber of places tothe left as there are numbers after the**decimal** point in thetwo factors.