A decimal is a fractional number and is indicated by digits after a period which is
called a decimal point.

Tenths have one digit after the decimal point. The decimal 0.8 is pronounced *"eight
tenths"* or *"zero point eight"*. It is equal to the
fraction 8/10.

Hundredths have two digits after the decimal point. The decimal 0.36 is pronounced
*"thirty-six hundredths"* or *"zero point thirty-six"*. It is
equal to the fraction 36/100.

Thousandths follow a similar pattern. They have three digits after the decimal
point. The decimal 0.749 is pronounced *"seven hundred forty-nine thousandths"*
or *"zero point seven forty-nine"*.

There may be zeros after the decimal point. The decimal 0.064 is pronounced
*"sixty-four thousandths"* or *"zero point zero sixty-four"*.

A decimal number may be larger than 1. The word *and* may be used to indicate the decimal
point so it should not be used in other parts of the name of the decimal. The decimal
234.987 could be pronounced *Two hundred thirty-four AND nine hundred eighty-seven
thousandths.*