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# How do you write a a decimal in hundredths?

Updated: 9/19/2023

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13y ago

A decimal (ex. 0.2) can have any amount of digits after the decimal (ex. 0.222222334) Think about the tens, hundreds, thousands places. A number in the tens place has two digits. A number in the hundreds place has three digits, and thousands has three. However, the tenths (NOT tens) place is written after a decimal with one digit after it. (ex. 0.1) Hundredthshas two digits after the decimal, and so on. An easy way to remember how many digits are after the decimal is to think of the base number in the tenths place, the so called "base" word is ten, and the number 10 has one zero, so in the tenths place there is one digit after the decimal. In the hundredths place, the base word is hundred, and there are two zeros after the hundreds, so a number in the hundredths place has to have two zeros after the decimal, and so on.

Helpful Hint: The number after the decimal can be any number, except you cannot end a decimal with a zero if you are writing something in a place smaller than that (if this doesn't really make sense, read the example following). A number in the hundredths place - 0.02 or 0.42 A number in the thousandths place - 0.002, 0.426, 0.411, 0.053 NOT - A number in the thousandths place - 0.030 This is actually 0.03, so it is in the hundreds place. A zero after the last number greater than 0 doesn't have a value!

Hope this helps!

Wiki User

13y ago