The Definition of Millionths

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Some people may be able to identify a number to the millionths place, but may not actually be able to say exactly what that is. Learn the definition of millionths with help from a mathematics educator in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Jimmy Chang, and we're here to talk about the definition of Millionths. Now, when you think about the word, millionths, any time you have a word ending with the letters th, and that really tells you that it's going to be very, very small number; 1/10th, 1/100th, 1,000th, etc... One millionth is going to be incredibly small, so let's talk about the location of the millionth, and that kind of gives you an idea as to the very tiny size, what a millionth is all about. So, we're going to start off with 0. (point) and that kind of gives you as to what the, the accumulation of the decimal places will look like. So, the first decimal place here, that you see after the decimal is zero. That's the tenth place. After that, you're going to have the hundredth place. After hundredth, you have a thousandth. After a thousandth, you have ten thousandth. After ten thousandth, you have one hundred thousandth. And finally after one hundred thousandth, you get to the millionth place. So, needless to say, the millionth place is; one, two, three, four, five, places away from the decimal spot. So, basically without the egg baskets that I'm drawing here, we have a better representation, of what a millionth is all about. It is actually, one, two, three, four, five, six, places away from the actual original decimal place. So, I'm Jimmy Chang and that's the definition of a Millionth.

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