# How do I compare these decimals? 5.213 ; 5.312

##### 1 Answer

Jul 10, 2018

See below on one idea:

#### Explanation:

We can look to see which is bigger - I'm assuming that is meant by asking how to compare the two decimals.

First we look to the ones place and see that the numbers are same:

Then we move to the next position, the tenths, and see which number is bigger.