Order the decimals .007 .00060  .0003 and .048 least to greatest.

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cburr eNotes educator| Certified Educator

There is a mistake in enotechcris' answer.

When you look at decimals, think about what they are worth. The farther you go the right of the decimal place, the smaller the amount.

. ________ ___________ _____________ ______________

---tenths------hundredths----thousandths-----ten-thousandths

 

Now think about that.

If you take one whole and cut it into 10 pieces, each one is a tenth, or .1

If you take that same whole and cut it into 100 pieces, each one is a hundredth, or .01 -- which is alot smaller than a tenth.

etc.

.007 is 7 thousandths

.00060 is 6 ten-thousandths -- way smaller than .007

NOTE that the last zero, to the right of the 6, doesn't make any difference. It's just like the first 0 in the whole number 01,234 doesn't make any difference.

.0003 is 3 ten-thousandths - which is actually the SMALLEST one -- it's very close to .0006, but 3 of these tiny pieces is less than 6 of them.

.048 would be read as 48 thousandths, which is alot more than 7 thousandths.

SO, the correct answer, in order from smallest to largest, is:

.0003

.00060

.007

.048

maria-vivanco | Student

.0003, .00060, .007, .048

givingiswinning | Student

.0003, .00060, .007, .048

Wiggin42 | Student

We need to order the decimals .007 .00060  .0003 and .048 from least to greatest. 

The farther right you go out in a number, the smaller it becomes. There fore .0003 is the smallest, .00060 is next largest (the trailing 0 does not matter), .007 is next largest, and finally .048 is the largest. 

zumba96 | Student

Order the decimals .007 .00060  .0003 and .048 least to greatest.

Where there are the most number of 0s after a decimal, that is when it is smaller

Therefore .0003, .00060, .007, .048 but since there is 3 0s in 2 number find which number is higher which in this case is 6 and you have your smallest to largest

atyourservice | Student

 .007 .00060  .0003 and .048

.0003, .00060, .007, .048