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Decimal numbers have a dot or point and are numbers that are not whole, e.g. '5' is a whole number BUT '5.5' is not a whole number: 5.5 = 5 + 0.5. The '.' (dot) is called the decimal point and the numbers to the right of the decimal point (dp) form the decimal part of the number. Here's a handy tip:

- The first number to the right of the dp is in the tenths place position, e.g. 5 in 3.5
- The second number to the right of the dp is in the hundredths place position, e.g. 4 in 3.54
- The third number to the right of the dp is in the thousandths place position, e.g. 7 in 3.547

1.

What are the place positions of the numbers in the decimal parts of the numbers given?

18.895

18.895

5 is in the tenths place position, 9 is in the hundredths place position, 8 is in the thousandths place position

5 is in the tenths place position, 8 is in the hundredths place position, 9 is in the thousandths place position

9 is in the tenths place position, 8 is in the hundredths place position, 5 is in the thousandths place position

8 is in the tenths place position, 9 is in the hundredths place position, 5 is in the thousandths place position

2.

What are the place positions of the numbers in the decimal parts of the numbers given?

124.987

124.987

7 is in the tenths place position, 8 is in the hundredths place position, 9 is in the thousandths place position

7 is in the tenths place position, 9 is in the hundredths place position, 8 is in the thousandths place position

8 is in the tenths place position, 7 is in the hundredths place position, 9 is in the thousandths place position

9 is in the tenths place position, 8 is in the hundredths place position, 7 is in the thousandths place position

TIP:

The first number to the right of the dp is in the tenths place position, e.g. 9 in 5.9

The second number to the right of the dp is in the hundredths place position, e.g. 4 in 5.94

The third number to the right of the dp is in the thousandths place position, e.g. 7 in 5.947

The first number to the right of the dp is in the tenths place position, e.g. 9 in 5.9

The second number to the right of the dp is in the hundredths place position, e.g. 4 in 5.94

The third number to the right of the dp is in the thousandths place position, e.g. 7 in 5.947

3.

What are the place positions of the numbers in the decimal parts of the numbers given?

12.056

12.056

5 is in the tenths place position, 6 is in the hundredths place position, 0 is in the thousandths place position

0 is in the tenths place position, 5 is in the hundredths place position, 6 is in the thousandths place position

6 is in the tenths place position, 5 is in the hundredths place position, 0 is in the thousandths place position

5 is in the tenths place position, 0 is in the hundredths place position, 6 is in the thousandths place position

TIP:

The first number to the right of the dp is in the tenths place position, e.g. 1 in 8.1

The second number to the right of the dp is in the hundredths place position, e.g. 7 in 8.17

The third number to the right of the dp is in the thousandths place position, e.g. 6 in 8.176

The first number to the right of the dp is in the tenths place position, e.g. 1 in 8.1

The second number to the right of the dp is in the hundredths place position, e.g. 7 in 8.17

The third number to the right of the dp is in the thousandths place position, e.g. 6 in 8.176

4.

What are the place positions of the numbers in the decimal parts of the numbers given?

2.34

2.34

4 is in the tenths place position, 3 is in the hundredths place position, nothing is in the thousandths place position

nothing is in the tenths place position, 3 is in the hundredths place position, 4 is in the thousandths place position

3 is in the tenths place position, 4 is in the hundredths place position, nothing is in the thousandths place position

3 is in the tenths place position, nothing is in the hundredths place position, 4 is in the thousandths place position

TIP:

The first number to the right of the dp is in the tenths place position, e.g. 5 in 3.5

The second number to the right of the dp is in the hundredths place position, e.g. 4 in 3.54

The third number to the right of the dp is in the thousandths place position, e.g. 7 in 3.547

The first number to the right of the dp is in the tenths place position, e.g. 5 in 3.5

The second number to the right of the dp is in the hundredths place position, e.g. 4 in 3.54

The third number to the right of the dp is in the thousandths place position, e.g. 7 in 3.547

5.

What are the place positions of the numbers in the decimal parts of the numbers given?

0.001

0.001

0 is in the tenths place position, 0 is in the hundredths place position, 1 is in the thousandths place position

1 is in the tenths place position, 0 is in the hundredths place position, 0 is in the thousandths place position

0 is in the tenths place position, 1 is in the hundredths place position, 0 is in the thousandths place position

1 is in the tenths place position, 0 is in the hundredths place position, 1 is in the thousandths place position

TIP:

The first number to the right of the dp is in the tenths place position, e.g. 8 in 2.8

The second number to the right of the dp is in the hundredths place position, e.g. 9 in 2.89

The third number to the right of the dp is in the thousandths place position, e.g. 1 in 2.891

The first number to the right of the dp is in the tenths place position, e.g. 8 in 2.8

The second number to the right of the dp is in the hundredths place position, e.g. 9 in 2.89

The third number to the right of the dp is in the thousandths place position, e.g. 1 in 2.891

6.

What are the place positions of the numbers in the decimal parts of the numbers given?

11.186

11.186

6 is in the tenths place position, 8 is in the hundredths place position, 1 is in the thousandths place position

8 is in the tenths place position, 6 is in the hundredths place position, 1 is in the thousandths place position

1 is in the tenths place position, 6 is in the hundredths place position, 8 is in the thousandths place position

1 is in the tenths place position, 8 is in the hundredths place position, 6 is in the thousandths place position

TIP:

The first number to the right of the dp is in the tenths place position, e.g. 2 in 3.2

The second number to the right of the dp is in the hundredths place position, e.g. 1 in 3.21

The third number to the right of the dp is in the thousandths place position, e.g. 8 in 3.218

The first number to the right of the dp is in the tenths place position, e.g. 2 in 3.2

The second number to the right of the dp is in the hundredths place position, e.g. 1 in 3.21

The third number to the right of the dp is in the thousandths place position, e.g. 8 in 3.218

7.

What are the place positions of the numbers in the decimal parts of the numbers given?

23.010

23.010

0 is in the tenths place position, 1 is in the hundredths place position, 0 is in the thousandths place position

0 is in the tenths place position, 0 is in the hundredths place position, 1 is in the thousandths place position

1 is in the tenths place position, 0 is in the hundredths place position, 0 is in the thousandths place position

0 is in the tenths place position, 0 is in the hundredths place position, 0 is in the thousandths place position

TIP:

The first number to the right of the dp is in the tenths place position, e.g. 1 in 9.1

The second number to the right of the dp is in the hundredths place position, e.g. 5 in 9.15

The third number to the right of the dp is in the thousandths place position, e.g. 4 in 9.154

The first number to the right of the dp is in the tenths place position, e.g. 1 in 9.1

The second number to the right of the dp is in the hundredths place position, e.g. 5 in 9.15

The third number to the right of the dp is in the thousandths place position, e.g. 4 in 9.154

8.

What are the place positions of the numbers in the decimal parts of the numbers given?

1.970

1.970

9 is in the tenths place position, 0 is in the hundredths place position, 7 is in the thousandths place position

7 is in the tenths place position, 9 is in the hundredths place position, 0 is in the thousandths place position

0 is in the tenths place position, 7 is in the hundredths place position, 9 is in the thousandths place position

9 is in the tenths place position, 7 is in the hundredths place position, 0 is in the thousandths place position

TIP:

The first number to the right of the dp is in the tenths place position, e.g. 8 in 7.8

The second number to the right of the dp is in the hundredths place position, e.g. 6 in 7.86

The third number to the right of the dp is in the thousandths place position, e.g. 3 in 7.863

The first number to the right of the dp is in the tenths place position, e.g. 8 in 7.8

The second number to the right of the dp is in the hundredths place position, e.g. 6 in 7.86

The third number to the right of the dp is in the thousandths place position, e.g. 3 in 7.863

9.

What are the place positions of the numbers in the decimal parts of the numbers given?

56.407

56.407

0 is in the tenths place position, 4 is in the hundredths place position, 7 is in the thousandths place position

4 is in the tenths place position, 0 is in the hundredths place position, 7 is in the thousandths place position

7 is in the tenths place position, 4 is in the hundredths place position, 0 is in the thousandths place position

7 is in the tenths place position, 0 is in the hundredths place position, 4 is in the thousandths place position

TIP:

The first number to the right of the dp is in the tenths place position, e.g. 6 in 1.6

The second number to the right of the dp is in the hundredths place position, e.g. 2 in 1.62

The third number to the right of the dp is in the thousandths place position, e.g. 9 in 1.629

The first number to the right of the dp is in the tenths place position, e.g. 6 in 1.6

The second number to the right of the dp is in the hundredths place position, e.g. 2 in 1.62

The third number to the right of the dp is in the thousandths place position, e.g. 9 in 1.629

10.

What are the place positions of the numbers in the decimal parts of the numbers given?

0.246

0.246

6 is in the tenths place position, 4 is in the hundredths place position, 2 is in the thousandths place position

6 is in the tenths place position, 2 is in the hundredths place position, 4 is in the thousandths place position

2 is in the tenths place position, 4 is in the hundredths place position, 6 is in the thousandths place position

4 is in the tenths place position, 6 is in the hundredths place position, 2 is in the thousandths place position

TIP:

The first number to the right of the dp is in the tenths place position, e.g. 2 in 4.2

The second number to the right of the dp is in the hundredths place position, e.g. 9 in 4.29

The third number to the right of the dp is in the thousandths place position, e.g. 8 in 4.298

The first number to the right of the dp is in the tenths place position, e.g. 2 in 4.2

The second number to the right of the dp is in the hundredths place position, e.g. 9 in 4.29

The third number to the right of the dp is in the thousandths place position, e.g. 8 in 4.298

The first number to the right of the dp is in the tenths place position, e.g. 5 in 7.5

The second number to the right of the dp is in the hundredths place position, e.g. 4 in 7.54

The third number to the right of the dp is in the thousandths place position, e.g. 9 in 7.549