Decimal Places

Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff

One decimal place to the left of the decimal point is the ones place. One decimal place to the right of the decimal place is the tenths place.

Keep your eye on the 9 to see where the decimal places fall.

hundred thousands  900,000.0
ten thousands    90,000.0
thousands      9,000.0
hundreds         900.0
tens           90.0
ones             9.0
tenths             0.9
hundredths             0.09
thousandths             0.009
ten thousandths             0.0009
hundred thousandths             0.00009
millionths             0.000009

Adding and Subtracting Decimals

To add or subtract decimals, line up the decimal points and use zeros to fill in the blanks:

9 - 2.67 =


Multiplying and Dividing Decimals: A Video


Watch this video to better understand the proper method for multiplying and dividing decimals.
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