# Is #0.250# greater or less than #0.375#?

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This is directly comparable with asking

Is

The most important place holders are the first ones.

In this case they both show hundreds.

In the case of the decimals, we use the same approach,

The most important place holders are the first ones which are not

In this case they both show tenths.

Compare the following:

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**less than**

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Start by comparing the digits in the **tenths** place:

#color(red)(0. 250)" "" "" "color(blue)(0. 375#

#color(lightgray)(0.)color(red)2color(lightgray)50 " "" "" "color(lightgray)(0.)color(blue)3color(lightgray)75#

#color(white)"---"color(red)2" "" "" "" "color(white)"-.."color(blue)3#

#color(white)"---"color(red)2" "" "<" "color(white)"-."color(blue)3#

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