As Marcus says, the devil is often in the details in cases like this, “some decimal point in the wrong place.”
One was really beautiful, allowing a decimal point off her nose.
In such cases the added figure is treated as a decimal in the arrangement, though the decimal point is not written.
"Printer's error in the decimal point," returned the other, with airy impudence.
The decimal point (or comma) was first used by the inventor of logarithms, John Napier, as early as 1616 and 1617.
Except for the omission of the decimal point, these logarithms are natural logarithms—the first of their kind ever published.
Ecks responded with a cartoon of "Miss Meekness, making a slip of the decimal point."
Even the decimal point of which we used to be so afraid may actually help the eye to keep its place in adding.
This system of ignoring the decimal point in dealing with differences will be adopted throughout this article.
The decimal point more places to the right would in 2000 not be out of line.
decimal point A period used in decimal notation to separate whole numbers from fractions, as in the number 1.3, which represents 1 + ^{3}/_{10} . |
decimal fraction A decimal having no digits to the left of the decimal point except zero, such as 0.2 or 0.00354. |
The point or dot placed to the left of decimals to separate them from the whole number portion of the decimal. When the number is spoken aloud, the word point is usually used to signify the decimal point. For example, “8.3” is read “eight point three.”