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Which Number Is in the Hundredths Place?


We will now look closer at hundredths and the hundredths place. The hundredths place is the second number to the right of the point in a decimal number. When you have two decimals, you express yourself with the precision of one hundredth.

You might remember from before that 10 tenths became 1.0. Because you are now talking about hundredths, you need 100 hundredths to get 1.00.

+ 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 = 1.00

+ 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 = 1.00

When you have more than nine hundredths, you need to use the tenth place to express the hundredth. The number 1.03 consists of three hundredths. The number 1.84 consists of 84 hundredths. Take a look at these examples:

The numbers 1.00 to 1.29 with hundredths indicated in blue

You may have seen javelin throw on TV. That sport is about throwing a spear the furthest. The length of a throw is measured with a precision of one hundredth, like this:

A man throwing a javelin and the length measured with precision of one hundredth

Example 1

You count hundredths. What numbers can you find between 1.01 and 1.07?

You can find five numbers: 1.02, 1.03, 1.04, 1.05 and 1.06.

Example 2

Look at the sequence of numbers above the stuff about javelin. Find two numbers between 1.20 and 1.29.

You can choose from eight different numbers, and two examples are 1.22 and 1.26.

Example 3

If you count by hundredths, what number comes after 10.95?

10.95 is positioned one hundredth to the left of 10.96, which makes the answer 10.96.

Think About This

You noticed in Example 2 that you found numbers between two decimals with tenths using hundredths.

This trick always works! In order to find a number situated between two decimals, you can always add one more decimal other than 0, behind the smallest number. Check this out:

Look at the numbers 45.7 and 45.8. The smallest number is 45.7. You can now add one decimal to the smallest number, for example the number 3. You get then 45.73. That number is between 45.7 and 45.8!

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