Which of these numbers have their
last digit in the tenth place: 0.02, 0.2, 0.14, or 0.3?
Let’s think about place value. To the left of the decimal place is
the ones place, or the units place. To the right of the decimal place,
we have tenths, hundredths, thousandths. Our question is asking which of
these have their last digit in the tenths place, here. Let’s see.
0.02 is two hundredths. Its last digit is in the hundredths
place. Two hundredths does not
qualify. How about 0.2? That’s two tenths. And the last digit does fall in the
tenths place. That works. 0.14, 14 hundredths, the last digit
here falls in the hundredths place. It doesn’t qualify. We can check the last number we
were given. Three tenths, 0.3, the last digit
falls in the tenths place here. To answer the question which of
these numbers have their last digit in the tenths place, two tenths and three