|1 whole unit can be split into 1,000 equal parts. Each part is one thousandth.|
Looking to write a certain number of thousandths in decimal form? Try the Converter at the foot of this page.
Or we can show the same thing this way:
|One (1) whole unit|
|Split into ten equal parts (tenths)|
|Each tenth split into ten equal parts (hundredths)|
|Each hundredth split into ten equal parts|
|Each part is one thousandth|
When we write numbers with thousandths using decimals we use a decimal point and places to the right of this decimal point. The thousandth place is three places to the right of the decimal point.
|389/1000 = .389||.||3||8||9|
|We read this number as three hundred eighty-nine thousandths|
Note: three hundredths = thirty thousandths
one hundred four thousandths
|Note: one tenth = one hundred thousandths
( .1 = .100)
five hundred forty-five thousandths
one and one thousandth
one and two hundred sixty-three thousandths
The worksheets below will help practice working with decimals and place values to the right of the decimal point.