Which is bigger: 1.23 or 1.2?

3 Answers
Jan 8, 2018

Answer:

1.23

Explanation:

#1.2# is the same as #1.20#
#therefore 1.23>1.20#

Jan 8, 2018

Answer:

#1.23#

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#

Jan 14, 2018

Answer:

#1.23# is larger than #1.2#.

Explanation:

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

#1.20# is the same as #1.2#

#1.2000....# is the same as #1.2#


![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 #1.2#.

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

#1.20#
#1.23#

#20# is less than #23#. Therefore, #1.23# is greater than #1.2#!

#1.23>1.2#

I hope you understand! :D