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Lesson 2: Decimals on the number line

# Thousandths on the number line

We can find the value of a point on a number line that falls between two known values, in this case 0.03 and 0.04. It is important to understand place value, specifically the tenths, hundredths, and thousandths places. By dividing the space between the two known values into ten equal segments, it shows that the point is located at 0.038 (or 38 thousandths).

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• Didn't really understand ... Can someone explain it to me?
• So you would write this out as:
0.03
+0.008
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8 thousandths plus nothing equals 8 thousandths, 0 plus 3 hundredths is 3 hundredths, and the rest is figured out easily, so you'd have 0.038.
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• I don't understand the part at .
• so like each 1 is 0.001 and you could tell that when you reach the point, the point is 8, and that would be 0.008.
now, after you do this, add the 0.03, and then that would be 0.038, because the 3 is in the hundreths place, and the 8 is in the thousanths place, which is why it would be 0.038
• I don't get where he gets the thousandths from? can someone help me understand?
• On this number line, each hundredth (segment of length 0.01) is divided into 10 equal parts.

So each part is 1/10 of 1/100 = 1/10 * 1/100 = (1 * 1)/(10 * 100) = 1/1000.

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• So this is how I explain it: Example what is the 3 value in 0.300. The answer is .300 or if you want a easier problem like 3 in 3,000.49 where is the 3? The value is 3,000