1 whole unit can be split into 10 equal parts. Each part is one tenth |

Or we can show the same thing this way:

One (1) whole unit | Split into ten equal parts (tenths) | Each part is one tenth |

When we write numbers with tenths using decimals we use a decimal point and the tenths place to the right of this decimal point.The tenth place is immediately right of the decimal point.

9/10 = .9 | . | 9 | We read this number as nine tenths |

Blocks | Fraction | Decimal | Notes |

1/10 | .1 one tenth |
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2/10 | .2 two tenths |
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3/10 | .3 three tenths |
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4/10 | .4 four tenths |
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5/10 | .5 five tenths |
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6/10 | .6 six tenths |
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7/10 | .7 seven tenths |
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8/10 | .8 eight tenths |
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9/10 | .9 nine tenths |
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10/10 | 1 one |
Note: ten tenths = one | |

1 1/10 | 1.1 one and one tenth |
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1 2/10 | 1.2 one and two tenths |

Try these worksheets to help practice working with whole numbers and tenths:

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