Decimal Place Value (Tenths, Hundredths & Thousandths)

 

You are going to learn what the digits mean to the right hand side of a decimal point in a decimal number e.g. 17.591

The first digit to the right of the decimal point represents the tenths. This is a unit divided into 10 equal parts and would look like this as an image:

Each piece of the pie represents 1/10 or 0.1 of a unit

In the number 17.591 there are 5 tenths (This would be 5/10 if it was written as a common fraction).

The second digit to the right of the decimal point represents the hundredths. This is a unit divided into 100 equal parts and would look like this as an image:

Each little square represents 1/100 or 0.01 of a unit

So in the number 17.591 there are 9 hundredths (This would be 9/100 if it was written as a common fraction). Hundredths are smaller than tenths.

The third digit to the right of the decimal point represents the thousandths. This is a unit divided into 1000 equal parts and would look like this as an image:

Each of the little cubes in this block represents 1/1000 or 0.001 of a unit

In the number 17.591 there are 1 thousandths (This would be 1/1000 if it was written as a common fraction). Thousandths are smaller than hundredths and tenths.

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fr_beat_clock beat the clock game

football math american football game

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