Let’s learn this by examples

Compare 42.875 & 423.95

Comparing digits before decimal points

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So, 42.875 < 423.95

First of all, we compare the numbers before decimal points.

If they are less than or greater than,

Then the numbers are also less than or greater than

But….

What if the numbers before Decimal points are equal?

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Compare 23.75
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& 23.89
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Comparing digits before decimal point

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So, we compare digits after decimal point

So,

23.75 < 23.89

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Let’s take another example
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Compare 4.08
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& 4.076
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Here, number of digits of 4.08 and 4.076 is not same

Writing

4.08 = 4.080

So, we need to compare

4.080 & 4.076

Comparing digits before decimal point

So, we compare digits after decimal point

So we compare the next digit

So,

4.08 > 4.076