Find the smaller number, correct to the second decimal place.
Now a merchant needs astronomy to see them, and when he locates them they are out somewhere near the fifth decimal place.
Didn't I tell you that I had figured this thing out to the fourth decimal place?
These last figures would check exactly, except for dropping figures in the fourth decimal place.
Very seldom will anything be gained by carrying the calculation beyond the second decimal place.
In calculating rations, it is not necessary to carry the figures to the third decimal place.
|decimal place |
The position of a digit to the right of the decimal point in a number written in decimal notation. In 0.079, for example, 0 is in the first decimal place, 7 is in the second decimal place, and 9 is in the third decimal place.