In the decimal numbering system, each digit of the integer or decimal part occupies a position or order with the following names:

Hundreds | Dozens | Units |

Whole parts |

Tenths | Hundredths | Thousandths | Tenth thousandths | Hundredths thousandths | Millionths |

Decimal parts |

As for reading, we read the whole part followed by the decimal part, accompanied by the words:

tenths: when there is one decimal place;

hundredths: when there are two decimal places;

thousandths: when there are three decimal places;

tenth thousandths: when there are four decimal places;

hundredths thousandths: when there are five decimal places and so on.

*Examples:*

1,2: one integer and two tenths;

2.34: two integers thirty four hundredths

When the integer part of the decimal number is zero, we read only the decimal part.

*Examples:*

0.1: one tenth;

0.79: seventy nine hundredths

Note:

1. There are other ways to read a decimal number. See reading number 5.53:

**Conventional Reading:**

- five integers and fifty three hundredths;**Other ways:**

- five hundred and fifty-three hundredths;

- five integers, five tenths and three hundredths.

2. Any natural number may be written in decimal form by placing the comma after the last digit and adding zero (s). Examples:

4 = 4,0 = 4,00 75 = 75,0 = 75,00

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