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Which is greater, 5.34 or 5.43? Do you have to look at the hundredths place to decide? Explain.

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  1. 5.43 is greater.
    Why?

    The decimal is merely a place marker
    It goes; tenths, hundreds, thousands, etc...

    4 tens is more than 3.

    No you don't have to look at hundreths place because the answer is in the tenths.

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  2. Look at both the tenths and hundredths places.

    Can you see the greater amount if these to numbers represented money?

    $5.34 or $5.43

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  3. is the answer in the tenths or hundredths place

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  4. I am confused isn't 5.34 more than 5.43 since the higher it is the lower the number actually is?

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