Tenths as Decimals

Decimals are a method of writing fractional numbers without writing a fraction having a numerator and denominator.

The fraction 7/10 could be written as the decimal 0.7. The period or decimal point indicates that this is a decimal.

The decimal 0.7 could be pronounced as SEVEN TENTHS or as ZERO POINT SEVEN.

If a decimal is less than 1, place a zero before the decimal point. Write 0.7 not .7

Write the decimal number.