Place Value Illustration | ten pence piece
The first digit after a decimal point is tenths, so £0.10 = 10p, a tenth of £1.

Place Value 3 (Medium)

You have made it to the third of our Medium level Eleven Plus maths quizzes on Place Value – well done for getting so far. In it we will test your knowledge of place values in decimal numbers, rather than whole ones. These are: tenths, hundredths, thousandths and ten thousandths. You’ll notice that there are no units in decimals.

Another difference between decimals and whole numbers is the direction you read them in. You will remember that you read the place value in whole numbers from right to left: units, tens, hundreds and thousands. In decimals you read the place value from left to right AFTER the decimal point.

Don’t be put off by large numbers. In fact, as we are only looking for the value of decimal numbers, you can ignore any digits which come before the decimal point. That should make things a bit easier!

One more thing: do not confuse thousandths with thousands or hundredths with hundreds. The words are so similar that it’s easy to mistake one for another – don’t fall into that trap. Good luck!

1.
What is the place value of 5 in 669.7659?
The thousandths' place
The hundredths' place
The ten thousandths' place
The tenths' place
Reading from left to right immediately after the decimal point: 5 is in the thousandths' place
2.
What is the digit in the thousandths' place in 838,080.5679?
9
8
7
6
Reading from left to right immediately after the decimal point: 7 is in the thousandths' place
3.
What is the place value of 7 in 95.9875?
The hundredths' place
The thousandths' place
The ten thousandths' place
The thousands' place
Reading from left to right immediately after the decimal point: 7 is in the thousandths' place
4.
What is the digit in the tenths' place in 2,832.6941?
9
3
6
2
Reading from left to right immediately after the decimal point: 6 is in the tenths' place
5.
What is the digit in the hundredths' place 365.8241?
3
4
1
2
Reading from left to right immediately after the decimal point: 2 is in the hundredths' place
6.
What is the digit in the tenths' place in 8,608.1204?
0
8
1
2
Reading from left to right immediately after the decimal point: 1 is in the tenths' place
7.
What is the place value of 5 in 1,730.5232?
The units' place
The hundredths' place
The tens' place
The tenths' place
Reading from left to right immediately after the decimal point: 5 is in the tenths’ place
8.
What is the place value of 5 in 606.9675?
The ten thousands' place
The thousandths' place
The ten thousandths' place
The hundredths' place
Reading from left to right immediately after the decimal point: 5 is in the ten thousandths' place
9.
What is the place value of 0 in 2,799.4084?
The tenths' place
The hundredths' place
The thousandths' place
The ten thousandths' place
Reading from left to right immediately after the decimal point: 0 is in the hundredths' place
10.
What is the digit in the ten thousandths' place in 19,232.2368?
1
8
9
6
Reading from left to right immediately after the decimal point: 8 is in the ten thousandths' place
Author:  Frank Evans

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