**How to read a decimal**

**A decimal number is a number that has one or more digits to the right of the decimal point. Examples would include 4.5, 56.78, 0.789.**

**Let's look at 56.78 as an example.**

**The first portion is fifty six and you read it like a normal number.**

**Now, when you get to the decimal you insert an "and" and then read from left to right starting at tens.**

**This chart will help.**

**Using the chart 56.78 becomes,**

**Fifty six "and" seventy eight hundredths.**

**Notice that you add a "ths" to the end of the number.**

**Additional Resources**

**Reading Decimals Quiz Quiz your knowledge of reading decimals, or assign as homework.**

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