Money Notation

Writing the amount that represents dollars may be placed in the ones, tens, hundreds, thousands places. Writing the amount that represents cents are placed in the tenths and hundredths.

For example: $125.65

You use the decimal when you write about money.   Remember the decimal separates the dollars and the cents. You should follow the rules all the time.

Let’s look at some more:

twenty dollars should be written as $20 or $20.00

twenty dollars and twenty-five cents should be written as $20.25

ten cents can be written as 10₵, 10 cents or $0.10

Note: Most countries use the dollar symbol $ and it goes before the dollar amount.

$5, $6, $50…

Most countries use the cent symbol ₵ after the money amount. It is sometimes omitted when the decimal point is used.

If you have 100 cents, it is:

100 x1₵= $1

And 10 x 10₵= $1.

The first number after the decimal point is the tenths. The second number after the decimal point means hundredths. So the digits in this position represents the number of one cent coins.

The number or numbers before the decimal point is the hundredths, thousands. Here are some exercise for you.