Solution to

0

10 , or any number to the zero power, is defined as that number divided

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by itself. Any number divided by itself is equal to 1 (100 = 10/10 = 1).

If you said "'zero" (100),

As you probably noticed in Frame 3-2, the place to the right of the

then you would be correct.

decimal point always ends in "ths." The decimal is read as though it

were a fraction with the numerator followed by the denominator. (The

denominator is the place value of the last digit.) For example:

0.46

46

=

100

,which is read, "forty-six hundredths."

NOTE: Don't forget the "ths." It is this sound which notifies you that you

are dealing with a decimal instead of a whole number.

a. Write the number meaning "one hundred twenty-seven thousand."

b. Write the number meaning "one hundred twenty-seven thousandths."

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Solution to

Remember, the "ths" of the right-most digit is read. For example, 0.032

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is read as "thirty-two thousandths," not as "three hundredths and two

thousandths."

a. 127,000

a. How is 0.3736 read?

.

b. 0.127 or

127

1000

b. How is 0.000002 read?

.

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Solution to

The decimal point is read as "AND." For example, 35.362 is read as

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"thirty-five AND three hundred sixty-two thousandths."

a. three thousand

a. How is 404.404 read?

seven hundred

thirty-six

ten-thousandths

b. Write fourteen and five tenths.

b. 2 millionths

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