# 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** three
zero **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!
Fractions → |