thousandth


Definition of Thousandth

  • One part out of 1,000 equal parts of a whole.

Examples of Thousandth

  • 56.781 – 1 is in the thousandths place and is read as Fifty-six and seven hundred eighty-one thousandths.  
  • The number 4.7538 to the nearest thousandths is 4.754. Because 38 is close to 40 than 30.

Solved Example on Thousandth

Which of the following numbers has 6 in the thousandths place? 
Choices:
A. 88.695
B. 89.567
C. 98.756
D. 658.479
Correct Answer: C
Solution:
Step 1: 6 is three places to the right of the decimal point in the number 98.756.
Step 2: So, in the number 98.756, 6 in the thousandths place.

Related Terms for Thousandth

  • Decimals
  • Tenths
  • Hundredths
  • Sum
  • Subtraction