# How to Use decimal place in a Sentence

## decimal place

• Rajveer Meena holds the record for reciting the most number of decimal places of pi.
Michelle Lou, CNN, 14 Mar. 2023
• Michael Beller breaks down the bracket that would result if all of SI’s projections came true down to the decimal place.
The Si Staff, SI.com, 31 Oct. 2017
• Your scale should measure over one kilogram, to at least one decimal place.
Eleanor Hildebrandt, Popular Mechanics, 5 June 2019
• On the Steam web site, that data appears rounded to two decimal places.
Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, 6 July 2018
• High-tech for that time, the scoreboard was programmed to light up three digits — with a decimal place affixed after the first number.
Tim Reynolds, Star Tribune, 8 Aug. 2020
• Retailers could quote dollar prices to one decimal place rather than two.
WSJ, 18 Mar. 2018
• The highest and lowest scores for each run or trick are dropped, and the remaining three scores are averaged to one decimal place resulting in the final score.
Los Angeles Times, 18 July 2021
• But the latest sales trend makes 2% look more likely than 3% (unaccountably, P&G doesn’t do decimal places).
Stephen Wilmot, WSJ, 20 Oct. 2017
• Thus, 4 percent of space missions, give or take some decimal places, have actually gone to deep space, and the difference between near-Earth space and deep space are stark.
John Wenz, Popular Mechanics, 23 Oct. 2019
• That doesn’t mean, though, that NFL win-probability numbers are correct down to a decimal place.
Josh Levin, Slate Magazine, 6 Feb. 2017
• By 2016, Poland and Simmons-Duffin had calculated the two main critical exponents of the theory out to six decimal places.
Quanta Magazine, 23 Feb. 2017
• Changes measured in millimeters sound indecipherable, the kind of tweaks only an engineer doing drag coefficient testing down to the twelfth decimal place wold notice.
Andrew Moseman, Popular Mechanics, 4 Feb. 2019
• Given that any mathematical model can calculate the probability of an event to hundreds of decimal places, the principled way to decide how many of these are relevant depends on what the margin of error is likely to be.
Quanta Magazine, 26 Oct. 2016
• The devices, found in virtually every police station in America, generate skewed results with alarming frequency, even though they are marketed as precise to the third decimal place.
Stacy Cowley, New York Times, 30 Oct. 2019
• If space is a true continuum, then to describe even something as simple as the distance between two points requires an infinite amount of information, specified by a number with infinitely many decimal places.
Quanta Magazine, 30 June 2016
• Truly random seed numbers can be derived from the unpredictability of physical processes itself—like radioactive decay—or through the imprecision of taking exacting measurements (like recording the temperature to ten decimal places).
Amanda Shendruk, Quartz, 20 Aug. 2019

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