Decimal
Standard Form to Word Name
Write 13.578 in words.
Step 1:
Write the whole number part (the section in front of the decimal) if
there is one. 13.578
thirteen
Step 2:
13.578
Write the decimal point as “and”.
Thirteen and
Step 3:
Write the number to the right of the decimal point as you would a whole
number. 13.578
Thirteen and five hundred
seventyeight
Step 4:
Write the place value of the last digit.
13.578
The 8
is in the thousandths place so you answer is
Thirteen and
five hundred seventyeight thousandths
Example:
Write 0.3007 in words.
[A]
three thousand seven hundred thousandths
[B]
three thousand and seven hundred thousandths
[C]
three thousand and seven tenthousandths
[D]
three thousand seven tenthousandths
The answer is D because your
digits are after the decimal so you don’t need the word “and” then if you
check your place value your last place digit is in the ten thousandths place.
Word
Name to Decimal Standard Form
Example:
Write eight and six hundred four thousandths in standard form.
Step 1:
Write the number before and, if there is
one. 8
Step 2:
Write a decimal point for the word and.
8.
Step 3:
Write the numbers after the word and as
you would a whole number. 604
Step 4:
Then use place value to check that the number is in the right place.
The last digit should be in the place named by the word name.
The answer is 8.604
because it says thousandths.
