A decimal point is the dot used in writing a decimal fraction or a decimal mixed number.
In decimal fractions, 0 is usually placed before the decimal point.
|0.4||Read as "four tenths."|
|0.003||Read as "three thousandths."|
In a decimal mixed number, the decimal point separates the whole number from the decimal fraction. The decimal point is read as "and."
|$0.59||Read as "fifty-nine cents."|
|$2.34||Read as "two dollars and thirty-four cents."|