To determine whether a quantity is greater than, less than, or equal to another quantity.
In common use, a decimal refers to part of a whole number. The numbers to the left of a decimal point represent whole numbers, and each number to the right of a decimal point represents a fractional part of a power of one-tenth. For instance: The decimal value 1.24 indicates 1 whole unit, 2 tenths, and 4 hundredths (commonly described as 24 hundredths).
Equivalent means equal in value or meaning.
Writing numbers in order commonly refers to writing them from least to greatest or greatest to least.
Learn to compare decimals and order them from least to greatest or greatest to least.