3.6 Base Ten Form

When you learned about natural numbers, you have hopefully even learned about how to write a number in its longer form.
It could look like this:

First with words:

**4,352** = 4 thousand + 3 hundred + 5 tens + 2

Then in numbers:

4,352 = 4,000 + 300 +50 + 2

Then with numbers represented as a multiplication of the place value.

**4,352 ** |
= |
4 **·** 1,000 + 3 **·** 100 +5 **·** 10 + 2 **·** 1 |

Example B
1 whole = 10 tenths

**3.2** = 3 wholes + 2 tenths = 32 tenths

In numbers:
**3.2** |
= 3 + 0.2 = 3 **·** 1 + 2 **·** 0.1 |

Example C

**0.586** |
= 586 thousandths = 5 tenth + 8 hundredths + 6 thousandths |

In numbers:
**0.586** |
= 0 + 0.5 + 0.08 + 0.006 = 0 **·** 1 + 5 **·** 0.1 + 8 **·** 0.01 + 6 **·** 0.001 |