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# Place value with decimals

Place value and decimals are related. We can begin by reviewing the concept of ones, tens, and hundreds places, and then demonstrates how tenths, hundredths, and thousandths places work. By understanding place value, we can interpret the meaning of each digit in a decimal number.

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• How far out does the decimal go?
• There is no limit to how far the decimal can go.
• what does the tens means and ones and what the answer to PIE
• Wait so whats the different's of thousands and thousandths??
• thousands come before the .
thousandths come after the .
• does place value with decimals actually have questions that we can answer
• Yes, say im a year late, but i want to see if you know this-

2.726 divided by 2
And try to come up with a problem that has a decimal as a remainder.

You don't have to though...
• What would happen if you divided a decimal with the same number? In whole numbers it's always one but how would that work in decimals?
• That's a great question!
Well, the answer will also be 1.
eg. 0.01/0.01=1 (1*0.01=0.01)
Hope you will understand :)
• Hi! Why do we add zeros behind the tenths place (in a decimal)? Is it necessary or can we not do it?
• Hi! I know I'm a year late but it is unnecessary to add extra zeroes in decimals.(e.g. 1.567 = 1.567000)
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• how do you solve this problem 2=1+2-3=
• That is not a problem. It is wrong. 2 = 1+2-3?
1+2-3 is 0 not 2.
• I need to know everything .... But I cant
• its easy enough

u may know the place value of the normal whole numbers like

982 = 9 at hundreds 8 at tens and 2 at ones.

So now for decimals, it starts with tenths which is 312.8
so 8 is in tenths place. u can say that the whole numbers and decimal numbers place value starts from ones. now if we talk about hundredths and thousandths, = 318.892
so 8 is at tenths, 9 is at hundredths and 2 is at thousandths

I hope it helps

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• I still seriously have no idea about the difference between Thousands and thousandths, Tens and tenths, etc.
• Any place value ending in "th" represents a fraction.
Those without the "th" ending represent whole numbers.
2 tens = 20
2 tenths = 2/10 or 0.2
If you have $20 (2 tens) you have a lot more money than if you have$0.20 (2 tenth = 2 dimes)

3 thousands = 3000
3 thousanths = 3/1000 or 0.003

Hope this helps.