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# Representing decimal place value

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Choose the right number of
each place value to make 8,129. And we could say this
is 123 thousandths. Or we could say it is 1 tenth,
2 hundredths, and 3 thousandths. So let's just go place by place. So first we have 8. This 8 right over here is
in the thousands place. It represents 8 thousands. So we're going to
have 8 thousands. So let's select 1, 2, 3,
4, 5, 6, 7, 8 thousands. Then we have one 100. So we literally just have
only one 100 right over there. Then we have 2 tens. This 20 is 2 tens. So we're going to need 2 tens. Then this 9, well,
that's just 9 ones. So it's 1, 2, 3,
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. And now we're going
into the tenths place. This is only 1 tenth. So 1 tenth right like that. Now this is 2 hundredths. So we're going to put
2 hundredths there. Then finally, 3 thousandths--
1, 2, 3 thousandths. And we check our answer. And we got it right.