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## 5th grade

### Course: 5th grade > Unit 1

Lesson 1: Decimal place value intro# Decimal place value review

Review decimal place value, and try some practice problems.

## Place value chart

The number $87.654$ can be placed on a place value chart as follows:

Tens | Ones | . | Tenths | Hundredths | Thousandths | |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

## Decimal place value

The first digit after the decimal represents the tenths place. The next digit after the decimal represents the hundredths place. The remaining digits continue to fill in the place values until there are no digits left.

**Example:**$0.81$

The number $0.{8}{1}$ is made up of ${8}$ tenths and ${1}$ hundredth.

We can also write this as:

or

Or we can use a place value chart:

Ones | . | Tenths | Hundredths |
---|---|---|---|

*Want to learn more about decimal place value? Check out this video.*

*Want to review whole number place value? Check out this article.*

## Practice

*Want to try more problems like this? Check out these exercises:*

Decimal place value names

Value of a decimal digit

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**4th Century BC**

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