What Is The Hundredths Place?

The hundredths place is the second number to the right of the decimal point in a decimal number. In the number 54.18, 8 is in the hundredths place.

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The hundredths place in a decimal is the second number to the right of the decimal point. Let's look at a couple examples. Here's a decimal: 41.256. Which number is in the hundredths place? Count two numbers to the right of the decimal point, and you find 5. How about this one: 123.684? Count two numbers to the right of the decimal point, and you see 8.

To help you remember, think about putting the first two numbers to the right of the decimal point over 100 to make a fraction. If we have 20.37, we can also write the number 20 37/100. Or if we have 54.71, we can write the number 54 71/100. This will help you recall that the second number to the right of the decimal point is in the hundredths place.

Just to review, let's name the other places in a decimal. How about this number: 9182.654? We can label the numbers as follows: 9 is in the thousands place; 1 is in the hundreds place; 8 is in the tens place; 2 is in the ones place; 6 is in the tenths place; 5 is in the hundredths place; and 4 is in the thousandths place. Let's try one more: 547.216. We can label like this: 5 is in the hundreds place; 4 is in the tens place; 7 is in the ones place; 2 is in the tenths place; 1 is in the hundredths place; and 6 is in the thousandths place.

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