Decimals – Tenths

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

Want to write a certain number of tenths in decimal form? Try the Converter at the foot of this page.

Or we can show the same thing this way:

One (1) whole unitSplit into ten equal parts (tenths)Each part is one tenth

Numbers with place value

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 = .9.9We read this number as nine tenths

Examples of numbers with tenths

BlocksFractionDecimalNotes
1/10.1one tenth 
2/10.2two tenths 
3/10.3three tenths 
4/10.4four tenths 
5/10.5five tenths 
6/10.6six tenths 
7/10.7seven tenths 
8/10.8eight tenths 
9/10.9nine tenths 
10/101oneNote: ten tenths = one
1 1/101.1one and one tenth 
1 2/101.2one and two tenths 

Tenths to Decimals: Converter


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