Practice!

Sample Problem

Express thousandths in decimals

5 thousandths = .

Solution

One thousandth is 0.001. Adding 5 thousandths together, you can get that 0.001 + 0.001 + 0.001 + 0.001 + 0.001 = 0.005.

Move the decimal point 3 places to the left you get 0.005, meaning that you move decimal point in ‘5’ 3 places to the left to get 5 thousandths.