# 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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An official at the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said that the November jobless rate calculated to two decimal places is ''a reference figure.
In 2007, the Bureau of Labor Statistics is planning to begin publishing Consumer Price Index levels to three decimal places rather than one (for example, 203.
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.
The X21B model displays the density to three decimal places and the operator is warned if the sample weight is not sufficient for third decimal place accuracy.

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