# place of decimals

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## English[edit]

### Noun[edit]

**place of decimals** (*plural* **places of decimals**)

- (arithmetic, dated, chiefly Britain, usually in the plural) A decimal place.
**1841**, Charles Hutton, Thomas Stephens Davies,*A Course of Mathematics in Two Volumes, Composed for the Use of the Royal Military Academy*, page 56:- It will always be better to calculate one
**place of decimals**more than are required by the question.

- It will always be better to calculate one
**1980**, Michael H. Stone,*The Borderline Syndromes: Constitution, Personality, and Adaptation*, page 101:- Find the positive root of the equation
*e*– 3x = 0, correct to 3^{x}**places of decimals**.

- Find the positive root of the equation
**1995**, G. N. Watson,*A Treatise on the Theory of Bessel Functions*, page 655:- In consequence of the need of Tables of
*J*(_{n}*x*) with fairly large values of*n*and*x*for Astronomical purposes, Hansen constructed a Table of*J*(_{0}*x*) and*J*(_{i}*x*) to six**places of decimals**with a range from*x*= 0 to*x*= 10.0 with interval 0.1.

- In consequence of the need of Tables of
**2001**, Keith Pledger,*Edexcel GCSE Mathematics*, page 103:- To round a decimal correct to one
**place of decimals**(1 d.p.) you look at the second**place of decimals**.

- To round a decimal correct to one
**2005**, Veerarajan & Ramachandran,*Numerical Methods: With Programs In C*, page 3-54:- Use Newton Raphson method to find the values of (i) VT2 and (ii) —, correct to four
**places of decimals**.

- Use Newton Raphson method to find the values of (i) VT2 and (ii) —, correct to four
**2006**, Bansi Lal,*Topics in Integral Calculus*, page 272:- In the application of Simpson's rule, when the number of
**places of decimals**to which the answer is required, is not mentioned, it is usual to calculate the answer correct to three**places of decimals**.

- In the application of Simpson's rule, when the number of

#### Translations[edit]

position of digit to the right of the decimal point —

*see*decimal place