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# What is the place value of 5 for the decimal 8.57932?

I am horrible at decimals.

 +1 vote! +6 you voted Answer by  and1lpfan (356) The 5 is in the tenths place in this decimal. With decimals it is pretty simple the way it works, the first number after the decimal (in this instance 5) is tenths, then next (7) is hundredths, and so on.

 +1 vote! +5 you voted Answer by  esteban (1334) The 5 in this number is in the TENTHS place. From the decimal point and going right, the places are tenths, hundredths, thousandths, ten-thousandths, hundred-thousandths, and so on. Notice that for places less than one, we add the -th to the name.

 +1 vote! +2 you voted Answer by  UpwardBoundPrecalcTutor (128) The 5 is in the tenths place. 8. 57932 = 8 x 10^0 which is 8 x 1 ones place plus 5 x 10^(-1) which is 5 x 1/10 tenths place plus 7 x 10^(-2) which is 7 x 1/100 hundreths place plus 8 x 10^(-3) which is 9 x 1/1000 thousandths place plus 3 x 10^(-4)tenthousanths + 2x(10)^(-5) hundred thousandths