Wonderlic : Recognizing decimal places

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Recognizing Decimal Places

Which of the following is equal to six hundred seven ten-thousandths?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

"Six hundred seven ten-thousandths" is the fraction . To write this in decimal form, put the "7" in the ten-thousandths place, which is the fourth place after the decimal point. This number is "0.0607."

Example Question #2 : Recognizing Decimal Places

Examine the decimal

What is the place value of the position occupied by the "7"?

Possible Answers:

Tenths

Thousandths

Ten-thousandths

Hundredths

Correct answer:

Thousandths

Explanation:

After the decimal point, the place values of the digits are, in order:

...

The "7" is in the third place after the decimal point, so its place value is one thousandth.

Example Question #3 : Recognizing Decimal Places

The number 0.045 is equal to which of the following?

Possible Answers:

Four hundred five ten-thousandths

Forty-five one-hundredths

Forty-five one-thousandths

Four hundred five one-thousandths

Forty-five ten-thousandths

Correct answer:

Forty-five one-thousandths

Explanation:

After the decimal point, the place values of the digits are, in order:

The last nonzero digit of 0.045 appears in that third place, so the fractional form of this decimal expression is , or forty-five one-thousandths.

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