When you have finished this page, try the Money and Decimals Quiz.
Our money or monetary system is based on the decimal system of ones, tens, hundreds, etc. on the whole number or left side of the decimal point and tenths and hundredths on the right or decimal side.
Take a look at the chart below to see the representation of money for decimals:
$100.00 
Hundreds 

$10.00 
Tens 

$1.00 
Ones 

$.10 
Tenths 

$.01 
Hundredths 
CHALLENGE: Here is another way of looking at money and decimal place value  the possibilities of expressing numbers is infinite  can you think of more ways?.
$100.00 
One hundred or 

$10.00  A tenth of a hundred
or One ten or Ten ones or One hundred dimes (tenths of one) or One thousand pennies (hundredths of one) 

$1.00  One hundredth
of one hundred or One tenth of ten or One one or Ten dimes (tenths of one) or One hundred pennies (hundreths of one) 

$.10  One thousandth
of one hundred or One hundredth of ten or One tenth of one or One dime (tenth of one) or Ten pennies (hundredths of one) 

$.01 
Ten thousandth of one hundred
or 
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