# Decimal Numbers

We can describe numbers **smaller than one** by using fractions or **decimals**. Today, the decimal system is more common than fractions.

To indicate a decimal number we use a point (.) and this includes money such as dollars and cents.

Look at these decimal examples:

We write: | We say: |
---|---|

0.3 |
nought point threezero point three |

3.45 |
three point four five(NOT three point forty-five) |

98.4 |
ninety-eight point four |

$1.55 |
one dollar, fifty-five cents one dollar, fifty-five |

$700.00 |
seven hundred dollars |

€3,500.50 |
three thousand five hundred euro and fifty cents three thousand five hundred euro, fifty cents |

Remember that we use commas to separate thousands. Be careful with commas and points. Some languages use them in the opposite way!