# What is the digit in the tens place and the digit in the tenths place?

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Alan P. Share
Mar 19, 2017

The digit in the tens place is the second digit to the left of the decimal point.
The digit in the tenths place is the first digit to the right of the decimal place.

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Consider the number $4927.3651$
This represents:
color(white)("XXX")4" thousands " plus
color(white)("XXX")9" hundreds " plus
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXX")color(blue)(2" tens }}$ plus
color(white)("XXX")7" ones " plus
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXX")color(red)(3" tenths }}$plus
color(white)("XXX")6" hundredths " plus
color(white)("XXX")5" thousandths " plus
color(white)("XXX")1" ten thousandths"

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