Decimals can be compared using **models**.

**Grid models** can be used to compare decimals.

If the whole is divided into **ten** equal parts, each part represents **0.1**.

If the whole is divided into **one hundred** equal parts, each part represents **0.01**.

The model on the left is divided into 100 equal parts, and 46 are shaded.

So, it represents 0.46.

The model on the right is divided into 100 equal parts, and 73 are shaded.

So, it represents 0.73.

The model on the left has fewer parts shaded than the model on the right.

So, a comparison shown by the models is 0.46 < 0.73.