# Which is bigger: 1.23 or 1.2?

##### 3 Answers

#### Answer:

1.23

#### Explanation:

#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

#"consider the place value of the digits"#

#1.23=1+2/10+3/100#

#color(white)(x)1.23=1+20/100+3/100=1 23/100#

#1.2=1+2/10=1+20/100=1 20/100#

#1.23" is larger by "3/100#

#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

You see, however many zeroes you add to a number after the decimal, the number is still the number.

![https://d2jmvrsizmvf4x.cloudfront.net/aUbq90fjSvGBVhfG6uTA_decimal_places.jpg)

You see, for a proper comparison that is easy to compare by just looking at, we just add one zero to

So then there are two *decimal* places for both of the numbers. The second *decimal* place is the hundreds place.

I hope you understand! :D