# decimal place

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## decimal place

[¦des·məl ¦plās]
(mathematics)
Reference to one of the digits following the decimal point in a decimal fraction; the k th decimal place registers units of 10-k .
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By estimating tenths of a division, one could set the comparator for the reference-cell value out to the seventh decimal place.
How good can those predictions be if the initial conditions are generally known only to one or two decimal places and the answers coming out of a computer may be intrinsically uncertain?
In another episode, Kwik-E-Mart proprietor Apu brags that he can recite pi to 40,000 decimal places.
Lyons, aged 36, recited the first 4,400 digits of pi - a mathematical value that has an infinite number of decimal places - without a single error at the 2006 Mindsports Australia Festival, said organiser David Cordover.
If you calculate its volume in cubic meters, you'll wind up with a lot of decimal places.
For consistency in presentation, I've formatted the columns of data containing dollar values to currency with whole numbers and the columns containing percent values to percentages with two decimal places.
It concluded that a tariff such as the per-minute price at issue does not constitute an amount to be paid or accounted for, since there is no practical reason why the amount must be rounded in every case to two decimal places.
A MAN has set a European record by reciting the number pi to 22,514 decimal places.
We presented the p-values of the statistical tests as calculated to three decimal places.
A basic GPS receiver that can display coordinates to three decimal places will get you started.
There are no reading or meniscus problems as the consummation is shown on the display to three decimal places.
They do this by providing each unit manager with a "workbook" that shows all the expenditures of the past period down to three decimal places.

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