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Express five and four tenths as a decimal.
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There are a few things we can remember to help us solve this problem.
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When dealing with numbers in written form, every time we see the word “and,” that’s where the decimal place goes.
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Five and four tenths means five decimal four tenths.
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The number five is a whole number.
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It comes before the decimal place.
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The next helpful word we’re given is the word “tenths.”
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In our place value system, the tenths are the first digit to the right of a decimal place.
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We put the number four in the tenths place.
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Five and four tenths written as a decimal looks like this: 5.4.