Q: What digit is the tenth place in a decimal?

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The tenths place is the first digit to the right of the decimal point; 2

19.73 to the nearest tenth is 19.7. This is because the digit in the tenths place (the second decimal place) is a 3, which is less than 5. Therefore, we do not round up the digit in the ones place.

A number with one digit after (to the right of) the decimal point is said to have one decimal place. The number can also be said to be rounded to the nearest tenth.

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a decimal

A number expressed to one decimal place (not one place decimal) is one that has a single digit after the decimal place. This is the digit in the tenths place so such a number may also be described as "rounded to the nearest tenth", or "accurate to a tenth".

decimal

It is expressing a number in decimal form: that is, a form in which the place value of each digit is one tenth the place value of the digit to its left.

The tenths place is the first digit to the right of the decimal point; 2

20.5

19.73 to the nearest tenth is 19.7. This is because the digit in the tenths place (the second decimal place) is a 3, which is less than 5. Therefore, we do not round up the digit in the ones place.

A number with one digit after (to the right of) the decimal point is said to have one decimal place. The number can also be said to be rounded to the nearest tenth.

27.60 rounded to one decimal place is 27.6. The first digit to the right of the . is the tenth.

Tenth

The place value of each digit is one tenth of the place value of the digit to its right. So moving the decimal point to the left is the same as changing the place value of each digit to a tenth - which is what division by 10 entails. For integral powers of 10 it is simply a repetition of this process.

To round 803.84 to the nearest tenth, look at the digit in hundredth's place. If it is 5 or greater, round the digit in tenth's place to the next higher digit. If the digit in the hundredth's place is less than 5, do not change the digit in tenth's place. 803.84 rounded to the nearest tenth is 803.8.