# Is 0 closer to 0.003 than 0.01?

The smaller the value the closer it is to zero.

.003 < .01, therefore .003 is closer to zero.

On a number line (not to scale):

---(0)--(.001)-(.002)-(**.003**)-(.004)-(.005)-(.006)-(.007)-(.008)-(.009)-(**.010**)-(.011)

Notice how .003 is closer to 0 than .01*0*

### Is 0.13 the closest to 0 or 0.032?

13 is .13 units away from 0. To find how close it is to .032 we subtract. .13-.032 is .098 so since this is less than .13 we can say that .13 is closer to .032 than it is to 0. It is hard to see this with these numbers. Let's use 3. Is it closer to 0 or 5. 3 is 3 units away from 0 and 5-3=2 so it is 2 units away…