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Learn more**General rule for comparing decimals**

**Step 1**: First compare the highest place values of two decimals.

**Step 2**: If the highest place values of two decimals are the same, then compare the second-highest place of digits.

**Step 3**: If the whole part is the same, then compare the decimal part of tenth place.

**Step 4**: If it is also same, then compare the decimal part of the hundredth place.

Example:

**1**. Compare \(67.62\) and \(33.41\).

Here, the highest place value is tens place, which is different in both the numbers.

\(6\) \(>\) \(3\)

Therefore, \(67.62\) \(>\) \(33.41\).

**2**. Compare \(56.75\) and \(56.77\).

**Step 1**: Here, the whole part \(56\) is the same in both the numbers.

So, compare the tenth place.

**Step 2**: Tenth place of both the numbers are \(7\) and \(7\). They are also same.

So, compare the hundredth place.

**Step 3**: Hundredth place of both the numbers are \(5\) and \(7\). Here, \(5 < 7\).

Therefore, \(56.75 < 56.77\).