# Fractions & Decimals

### Topics

## Introduction to :

The first thing to understand about decimals is **place value**. Each digit in a number *holds a specific place*.

Until now, we have mostly dealt with place values to the left of the decimal. The place values to the right end in "ths". Here is a number with seven significant digits to the right of the decimal:

**Look Out**: notice there is no such thing as the"oneths" place.

When naming a number, we use the word "and" to mean everything after the decimal, and you usually only pronounce the last place value. For example, 47.056 would be pronounced "forty-seven **and** fifty-six thousandths".

## Examples

Number | Pronunciation |
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2000.85 | Two thousand and eighty-five hundredths |

5,040,000.6 | Five million forty thousand and six tenths |

7.5067 | Seven and five thousand sixty-seven ten-thousandths |

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