As Marcus says, the devil is often in the details in cases like this, “some decimal point in the wrong place.”
Would it be better if they were formed early as a means of facilitating knowledge of decimal fractions?
It was he who first carried the computation of π to 35 decimal places.
They do not use the period as the mark of the decimal, but employ a dot at the level of the upper dot of a colon, as in 31416.
One was really beautiful, allowing a decimal point off her nose.
The decimal system has always prevailed in China, with one curious exception: sixteen ounces make a pound.
In this case the constant is designated by the decimal .005.
Will decimal fractions support his back or strengthen his lumbar vertebrae?
Proof of this is found in the wide extended use of the decimal system.
The book is built on a decimal plan, the material being simplified and reduced to one hundred articles.
c.1600, from Medeival Latin decimalis "of tithes or tenths," from Latin decimus "tenth," from decem "ten" (see ten). Applied to Arabic notation before modern sense of "decimal fractions" emerged. As a noun from 1640s.